BFSA reports successful Back to School drive

Thanks to Johns Hopkins employees, students at three Baltimore City Public Schools—Fort Worthington Elementary, Yorkwood Elementary, and Southwest Charter School—are starting off the school year with lots of new supplies.

The Black Faculty and Staff Association, which hosted the university's recent Back to School supply drive, reports that it collected 73 composition books, 49 spiral notebooks, 34 packs of crayons, 12 backpacks, 28 sets of markers, 50 packages of notebook paper, thousands of pens and pencils, and miscellaneous other items such as erasers, pencil sharpeners, notebook dividers, pencil cases, book covers, binders, calculators, and hand sanitizers.

The supplies were dropped off by employees at the Homewood, East Baltimore, Keswick, and Eastern campuses. The BFSA says it was able to assist students in three schools because of the large number of items received.

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