The Utah AIDS Foundation is seeking donations to provide K-12 school aged children of UAF clients with new shoes, pants, shirts, backpacks and more for back to school.
The Retail Federation reports families spend almost $700 on back-to-school supplies each year. UAF says these funds are hard to come by for families already facing the unique challenges of living with HIV.
Here are some common needed school supplies: Lunch bags, #2 pencils, erasers, pencil boxes, pens, colored pencils, highlighters, 12-inch rulers, glue sticks, 4-oz bottles of glue, composition notebooks, loose leaf paper (wide ruled), folders, crayons, markers, USB flash drives, combination locks and binder dividers.
Volunteer to fill back packs or donate items/funds at www.utahaids.org or call 801-487-2323. To donate money, send a check to Utah AIDS Foundation at 1408 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84105.