MOUNT DORA, Fla. — The annual school supply drive hosted by the Mount Dora Police Department continues in its third week collecting supplies for kids of all ages.
“Mount Dora Police want to make sure local kids have everything they need to start the school year on a positive note,” said city spokeswoman Lisa McDonald in a press release.
The drive, which began on June 18, will continue through July 25.
Along with the standard school supplies required by schools, the department is also collecting bicycles, backpacks, and lunchboxes for Elementary, Middle, and High school children.
In the press release, Police Chief John O’Grady stated, “It is important that we make sure our kids have everything they need to start the school year off on the right foot and we, at the police department, want to make sure that happens for them through the generous donations of our community.”
Volunteers for the department will fill backpacks with the supplies collected as they receive the donations and on July 28, the backpacks will be distributed to the kids, during the 10th Annual Back-to-School Splash Party which will be held at the Mount Dora City Pool located at 1250 N. Under Street from 9 a.m. until noon.
Families are invited to attend the Splash Party and enjoy the fun, food, ice cream, bounce house, giveaways, music, and more!
Supplies and donations can be made at the Mount Dora Police Department, the Mount Dora City Hall, or the W.T. Bland Public Library during operating hours.
For more information, contact Officer Ivy Severance at (352) 434-2135 or Mount Dora Public Information Officer Lisa McDonald at (352) 459-3065.