Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society Launches Fill the Pack to Help Collect School Supplies for Olean District

March 03, 2022

Members of the Saint Bonaventure University Education Honor Society are teaming up with the Olean City School District to help provide much-needed classroom supplies for the remaining months of the school year.

The Kappa Delta Pi University Chapter hosted a Fill the Pack supplies drive that will take place March 7-21 on campus and in Olean.

Donation boxes for supplies have been placed at Olean at The Paper Factory, 176 N. Union St., and Tops, 2401 W. State St. On campus, drop boxes are located in the Reilly Center University Bookstore , the Administration Building, and at the School of Education in Plassmann Hall.

Priority items include #2 Crayons, Expo Markers, Glue Sticks, Crayons, Colored Pencils, and Markers. The students also hope to collect an assortment of sizes of Ziploc bags, tissues and antibacterial wipes such as Lysol. School supplies must all be new or unopened items, however, lightly used backpacks will be accepted.

“As pre-service teachers, we have seen the need for school supplies in the classroom and know it is a year-round need,” said Victoria Cleary, 22, president of the Kappa Delta Pi section in Saint-Bonaventure and inclusive. major in childhood and early childhood education. “We wanted to give back to the educators, schools and students who supported us. It is important to show educators and students that their community will always be there for them.

Monetary donations for the campaign can be mailed to Kappa Delta Pi, c/o Mrs. Mary Beatty, School of Education, Box AB, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778, or dropped off at Mrs. Beatty at Plassmann B 22.

Funding for this project was supported by a local charitable grant and funding is managed by the St. Bonaventure Department of Education Chapter of the National Education Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi – XiNu.

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About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, Université Saint-Bonaventure is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring them with a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. St. Bonaventure was named the 5th regional college value in the North in the 2022 edition of US News and World Report’s College Rankings.

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