There’s still a month left in summer, but State Sen. Leroy Comrie is already looking ahead to the new school year.
Comrie, who represents Senate District 14, is hosting his fourth annual Community School Supplies Drive to ensure that every student has the tools they need to succeed.
District 14 includes more than 69,000 children across St. Albans, Cambria Heights, Jamaica, Hollis, Rosedale and Laurelton. Nearly 9.5 percent of the population live below the poverty line.
“We want to make sure that every child in Southeast Queens shows up to school on the first day of classes with all that he or she needs to have a successful school year,” Comrie said in a statement. “Parents and teachers do all that they can, so I am always pleased to see the community step up and show their support for our young people.”
Comrie said that the needed supplies includes writing utensils like pens, pencils and markers, backpacks, lunch boxes, calculators, binders and other common items.
Comrie’s district office is located at 113-43 Farmers Boulevard in St. Albans. The office will accept donated supplies until Aug. 24.