PENDLETON — Some area students and their families have a difficult time coming up with extra money for school supplies.

Altrusa International of Pendleton and Pacific Power are sponsoring a School Supply Drive to help raise money and collect basic supplies to provide to local students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Volunteers will accept cash donations and school supplies Saturday Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Wal-Mart, 2203 S.W. Court Ave., and Bi-Mart, 901 S.W. Emigrant Ave., both in Pendleton.

Items needed include pens, pencils, crayons (24-count), spiral notebooks, 2-inch binders, folders, colored pencils, glue sticks, plastic pencil boxes and backpacks. In addition, children’s underwear and socks are being collected.

Donations by check can be mailed through Friday, Aug. 11 to Altrusa International of Pendleton, Attn: School Supply Drive, P.O. Box 1735, Pendleton, OR 97801. For more information, contact Deborah Wagner at

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