Faith Connections and Damascus HELP are seeking donations for their annual school supply drive.
Supplies for the drive, which provided more than 300 Damascus-area children with school supplies last school year, collects supplies in July and August from area churches, businesses, organizations and individuals.
The supplies then are packed into backpacks and delivered to the schools before the first day of school. School counselors submit the name of students in need and the groups also send postcards to those families that were on the holiday giving list.
Some of the items most needed by the drive are: backpacks, highlighters, tab dividers, college and wide rule paper, composition books and book covers. Those interested in donating supplies can contact Jennifer Settlemire at 301-253-9624 or go to www.faith-connections.org for more information.