Michigan Medicine kicks off back to school supply drive for Ann Arbor area students

School supplies.

ANN ARBOR – Michigan Medicine launched its school supply drive on Monday and is now accepting contributions from community members through Sunday, Aug. 28.

This year’s drive will benefit local organizations The Education Project for Homeless Youth, Ozone House, Community Action Network, Faith in Action and House by the Side of the Road.

“I am proud and grateful for what we have done over time,” senior vice president and chief operating officer for U-M Health Tony Denton said in a statement. “As this fall approaches, we can continue our legacy to inspire health, hope and learning for families in our community, where the need for assistance remains high and ongoing.”

Backpacks are currently in high demand. Other items that are urgently needed are hygiene products like deodorant and menstrual products as well as new packs of socks and underwear.

Other needed items include:

  • Pens
  • Colored pencils
  • Washable markers
  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Rulers
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Scissors (blunt and pointed)
  • 1″ binders
  • Notebook paper
  • Small tissue packs
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Soap and lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste

Community members can drop off supplies at Dock 90 at North Campus Research Complex. The site is located along Huron Parkway just south of Plymouth Road.


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Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.