Skowhegan Savings Bank holding school supply drive

Posted Aug. 02, 2011, at 4:28 p.m.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — With the summer starting to wind down, back-to-school shopping will be in full swing soon, and Skowhegan Savings Bank is lending a helping hand.

The bank’s 10 branches are collecting school supplies through Sept. 2 to support local students’ academic needs.

This marks the seventh year that Skowhegan Savings has held the drive, which it said is part of its ongoing commitment to support surrounding Maine communities.

People can donate supplies at branches in Belgrade, Bingham, Dexter, Fairfield, Jackman, Madison, Norridgewock, Pittsfield and Skowhegan.

Customers are urged to donate items such as three-ring binders, lined paper, highlighters, pens, pencils, book covers, glue sticks, lunch boxes and backpacks. Each Skowhegan Savings branch will have a drop-box to indicate where donations can be placed. Donors do not have to be Skowhegan Savings customers.

“The cost of school supplies can add up quickly, and as a community bank, we want to help local families and their children succeed,” Karen Hart, assistant vice president and marketing officer at Skowhegan Savings, said in a press release.

Supplies that are donated will be presented to that school’s principal, who will distribute them to the students.

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