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School Supply Drive Thru Giveaway for Fannin County kids
By Sandy Barber, Executive Director, Fannin County Children’s Center
Aug 7, 2020
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Fannin County, Texas -- The 24th annual School Supply Drive hosted by the Fannin County Children’s Center is set for this Saturday, August 8.  The event will be a drive thru giveaway of free school supplies in front of the center in Bonham from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Families will pull up in their vehicles in front of the center, staff will gather basic information and supplies will be provided without the families having to get out of their cars.  The line will go from east to west on Fifth Street, in front of the Children’s Center at 112 W. 5th Street in Bonham.  Cars should get in line going south on Main street, turning right on Fifth Street.

In all, the agency has given out free school supplies to more than 10,000 students in the last 23 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. 

Items needed include: notebook paper, pens, pencils, three-ring notebooks, folders with and without brads, spiral notebooks, scissors, markers, crayons, red pens and pencils, highlighters, glue sticks, glue in bottles, erasers, backpacks, construction paper, manilla paper, watercolor paints, pencil boxes and pencil bags.

Contributions can be delivered to the center at 112 West Fifth Street, Bonham, TX anytime they are open from Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm.  Checks can be made out to FCCC and should include a brief notation that the gift is for school supplies. Donations can also be made on-line at All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.  Organizers request that contributions arrive as soon as possible to allow time for organization and preparations.   For more information, call (903) 583-4339 or go to