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Going back to school can put a strain on a family’s budget, especially those families who are struggling financially.To help those families, the Youth Foundation and the Vail Valley Salvation Army are teaming up for the first “Stuff for Students School Supply Drive.”

The drive, now going on across the state, is sponsored by 9News of Denver, Wal-Mart and the Salvation Army.A barrel will be at Wal-Mart in Avon from July 28-Aug. 12. People buying school supplies can pick up a few extras and put them in the barrels. Volunteers will then sort the supplies and distribute them to local schools.

Needed items include: backpacks, ruled filler paper, pocket folders, black and blue pens, No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, glue sticks, erasers, rulers and pretty much everything else on the elementary schools’ lists of supplies.For more information, call the local Salvation Army office at 926-3704.

Pitch in at Vail Recreation District

All hands on deck! On Saturday, August 6 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 20 volunteers are needed to help paint or assist with other stuff. Even if you can only help for an hour or two, head on down.It’s all to prepare a new space that will house interactive exhibits, staff-led science experiments and other cool stuff for kids 2-10. This area will open to the public in mid-August.

To get to Vail Recreation District offices, take the main Vail exit and park in the Lionshead Parking Structure. Walk down the steps and turn left. The offices are right above Subway. Remember, it’s for the kids!

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