Help McMillin Homes Start the School Year Right

Judging by the childrens’ cries of anguish and the adults’ cries of muted joy, the school year must be upon us. And as any parent knows, one of the most-celebrated back-to-school rituals – the mad dash for school supplies – already is in full swing.

Likewise, McMillin Homes is in the middle of collecting supplies for school children who may not have enough resources to be fully equipped, and we’re asking for your help. Between now and August 15, 2011, McMillin Homes is accepting donations of school supplies for needy kids at our main office, the Design Studio, or any McMillin model home.

Stumped about what to buy? Here’s a list of needed items:

  • Manila paper (11x13)
  • Construction paper (8x11 and 11x13)
  • Spiral notebooks (wide rule, 70 ct.)
  • Wide-ruled notebook paper (100 ct.)
  • 3x5 index cards
  • Pocket folder with brads (two-, six-, eight-, and 10-pocket)
  • No. 2 (yellow) pencils (12 ct. and 24 ct.)
  • Box of colored pencils
  • Blue and black pens (24 ct.)
  • Red pens (12 ct.)
  • Crayola markers (classic)
  • Crayola markers (washable, 8 ct.)
  • 16 ct. and 24 ct. crayons
  • Watercolors
  • Highlighters
  • Plastic school box
  • Zipper pencil pouch
  • Large pink erasers and pencil top erasers
  • Ruler (metric and inches)
  • Jumbo glue stick
  • 8 oz. Elmer’s glue
  • Fiskar scissors, blunt (round tip and pointed)
  • Large boxes of Kleenex tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes
  • Ziploc bags (gallon, quart, and snack size)
  • Bottle of liquid antibacterial sanitizer

If that list makes your head spin, fear not – we don’t expect anyone to buy everything on it. But even two or three items helps us get supplies to kids who otherwise might do without, so all donations are greatly appreciated.

Let’s make this school supply drive a success and help children start the school year right!

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