For the fifth year in a row, Chris Cinella of Edward Jones Investments is collecting school supplies for Melrose children. The school supplies will be distributed to families referred by the Red Cross and the Melrose Emergency Fund.
Donations of backpacks, lunchboxes, notebooks, pens, crayons, markers, paper, child-safe scissors, binders, glue sticks, staplers, folders, calculators, construction paper, hand sanitizer, tissues, dry erase boards, markers, erasers, and other classroom supplies are all welcome. They may be dropped off at the Edward Jones office, 502 Main Street, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August 28.
“Education is very important to Melrose families,” said Mayor Rob Dolan, “and it is important that all our children get off to a good start on the first day of school. I applaud Chris, and the generous citizens and businesspeople of Melrose, for their efforts to help make that a reality.”
“The children of today are the global citizens of tomorrow, and education is more important now than ever before,” said Cinella. “Our goal is to ensure that all the children in our community are equipped with the tools they need to learn.”