Unity Center Needs Help With Back To School Distribution

Help the unity center by donating school items to any of the drop boxes. – Courtesy photo

Help the unity center by donating school items to any of the drop boxes. – Courtesy photo

By Susan Motander

The first day of school should be special. When I was little it meant new clothes, new shoes, a new binder and new pencils. Everything felt so special on that day.

For the children on the clients of Foothill Unity Center, it will be no different, thanks to the distribution the Center holds for those students. The center needs help providing these local students with a strong start to the school year.

Residents here in Monrovia can contribute by purchasing supplies and dropping them in “collection boxes” located thorough town. Some of the supplies needed are: Some of the

Supplies needed are:

  • Binders
  • Calculators, basic and scientific
  • Composition books, college and wide ruled
  • 24-pack of crayons
  • Erasers, regular and pencil top
  • Filler paper, college and wide ruled in packs of 150 sheets
  • Folders, two pocket or 3-prong
  • Glue, water soluble and glue sticks
  • Highlighters and markers
  • Pencils (standard or mechanical, pencil boxes, pencil sharpeners
  • Pens, blue or black ink
  • Post it notes
  • Rulers
  • Scissors (5” blunt and pointed)
  • Spiral notebooks (college and wide rules

The collection boxes can be found in Monrovia at the following locations:

  • 3M Unitek Corporation, 2724 Peck Road
  • Amada Miyachi America, Inc, 1820 South Myrtle Avenue
  • First Baptist Church of Monrovia-Arcadia, 223 South Encinitas Avenue
  • Foothill Unity Center, Inc., 415 West Chestnut Avenue
  • Harris Corporation, 1400 South Shamrock Avenue
  • Monrovia Community Center, 119 West Palm Avenue
  • Monrovian Restaurant, 534 South Myrtle Avenue
  • Monrovia Police Department, 140 East Lime Avenue
  • Rotary Club, 534 South Myrtle Avenue (TuesdayNoon meeting)
  • Santa Anita Family YMCA, 501 South Mountain Avenue
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1948 Peck Road
  • Sierra Auto Cars, 1305 South Mountain Avenue
  • Southern California Edison, 1440 South California Street
  • Wonder Dog Ranch, 220 Taylor Street
  • World Vision, 800 West Chestnut Avenue

All of the collected supplies will be distributed to pre-registered students of qualified low-income families at the Foothill Unity Center’s annual Back to School Event in August 2017 at the Santa Anita Park Race Track.

In addition to donations, the Foothill Unity Center is looking for volunteers to assist with the event. To volunteer, request additional information, or to make a monetary donation, please visit the Foothill Unity Center website


July 12, 2017

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