Several members of the Constantine Lodge #13 AF & AM stopped by the Fannin County Children’s Center to present a check for $1,500. This donation was for the center’s 22nd annual school supply drive. “We are very grateful for such a generous donation!” said Sandy Barber, Executive Director of the Children’s Center. “This gift will buy lots of paper, pens, notebooks and more to help children in Fannin County be ready for the start of another school year.”
This school drive is open to all needy kids in Fannin County. Families in need can come to the Children’s Center at 112 W. 5th in Bonham on August 14, 15 or 24 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon or 2:00 to 5:00 pm to sign up and receive supplies. Parents or other caregivers should bring the child’s social security card and some proof of need, such as Medicaid card, food stamps or paycheck stub.
In all, the agency has given out free school supplies to more than 9,700 students in the last 21 years. Organizers expect to serve 500-700 students again this year. This effort depends on contributions from many different individuals, churches, businesses and other local organizations.