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Fort Wayne Police Department challenging community to stuff book bags

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

The Fort Wayne Police Department is challenging the community to get involved in an initiative to distribute book bags to school-aged children.

The Fort Wayne Police Department is partnering with the Salvation Army for the Tools for School campaign. The campaign will provide book bags and school supplies for school-aged children. People can pick up the book bags Wednesday, August 8 from 6-7 at the Rothschild Pavilion in Headwaters Park.

As a part of the campaign, the Fort Wayne Police Department's Victim Assistance office is asking the community to get involved. They are looking for people, groups, local businesses and organizations to fill 10 book bags each with school supplies. The department's goal is to give out 1,000 book bags.

The book bags should include:

  • pocket folders
  • glue sticks
  • pencils
  • pens
  • loose leaf paper
  • yellow highlighters
  • ruler
  • colored pencils
  • spiral notebooks
  • pink erasers
  • crayons
  • disinfectant wipes
  • hand sanitizer
  • composition notebooks
  • tissues
  • pencil bag
  • protractor
  • markers

Anyone interested in participating in the book bag challenge or has additional questions should contact Jessica Crozier at 260-427-1205 or Jim Seay at 260-427-2242. The book bags should be dropped off at the police department by Tuesday, August 7.

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