Coordinated by Tracy-based orthodontist Andrew Trosien, the drive is a way for residents to help children with the tools to start the school year right. The cost of school supplies has become increasingly burdensome for some families, and this is a way to ease the burden, coordinators said.
Among the supplies that are most in demand are pens, pencils, notebooks, binders, folders and loose-leaf paper.
The collection will be at Walmart, 3010 W. Grant Line Road, or items can be dropped off in advance at Trosien’s office, 2850 Tracy Blvd., Ste. 300.