school supplies

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

For many of the hundreds of kids and parents in the Edward Saunders Community Center Sunday, the pizza slice and the new backpack filled with school supplies were just breaks in the routine of late summer. For others, well, you can see their new backpacks on the way to school as early as Monday morning.

Jonathan Garcia/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Jonathan Garcia/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

The local nonprofit International Child Advancement is coordinating a back to school drive to equip the children of refugee families in Buffalo with supplies for the coming academic year. Donations will be accepted now through Aug. 17.

WBFO News file photo

An education philanthropy website, that helps fund classroom projects across the United States, conducted a massive push Thursday. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says a Buffalo native has pledge funding 35 Buffalo Public school classroom projects. 

One store's mission of providing free school supplies

Aug 27, 2014
Photo from The Teacher's Desk Website

As school districts begin a brand new school year next week, teachers and students will be in need of annual school supplies. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley tells us about a free supply store in Buffalo called The Teacher's Desk.