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MATTOON — Donations are sought for the Marshall Avenue Christian Church’s annual Back to School Bash to be held on July 27. This event gives Mattoon students some of the items on their supply lists and includes a free lunch for attending children and their families.

Items most needed are: backpacks, 2” three-ring binders, crayons, colored pencils, dry erase markers, pink erasers, 5-tab dividers, folders, bottles of glue, glue sticks, highlighters, index cards, 8-count markers, 10-count markers, loose leaf wide rule paper, blue or black ink pens, pencils, pencil bag with 3 holes, post-it notes, large scissors and composition books

Cash donations are also gratefully accepted and will be used to purchase additional school supplies.

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Donation boxes can be found at: Marshall Avenue Christian Church (620 South 26th); Mattoon YMCA (221 North 16th) and Phoenix Elite (1101 N Loxa Road). Donations must be received by July 23.

Call the church at 217-234-2519 and leave a message if you would like a donation box at your business, or to make a monetary donation to purchase supplies. The church can also be contacted on Facebook.

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