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Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF) is proud to announce its fifth-annual Backpack and School Supply Drive. The organization, which has been promoting self-esteem within and enriching the lives of the more than 19,000 children in Arizona foster care via the funding of activities, education and other needs since 1983, needs the help of generous citizens Valley wide to help support this special cause.

Last year, 5600 backpacks were filled through AFFCF’s drive efforts; the organization’s current goal is to fill 5,000 new backpacks full of school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year. 

On Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., visit Office Max – Arcadia Crossing (4519 E Thomas Rd. in Phoenix) to donate. In addition to backpacks, needed donations include:

•   Pens/Pencils/Highlighters

•   Erasers

•   Crayons/Colored Markers

•   Paper/Notebooks

•   Binders/Folders

•   Glue Sticks

•   Rulers

•   Dictionaries/Thesauruses

•   White-Out

•   Calculators

•   Flash Drives

•   Alarm Clocks