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Many New Jersey children face the prospect of arriving at their first day of school this September without the most basic of school supplies. In order to address this, the AMI Foundation is holding its fourth annual “Tools for Schools” supply drive through Aug. 13.
“There are many children right here in our own communities who are not properly prepared for their return to school, simply because they lack the basic supplies like pencils and paper,” said Dr. Robert M. Glassberg, president of the AMI Foundation. “We invite the community to join us in donating much-needed school supplies, and thus help provide these children with an equal opportunity at a quality education.”
The AMI Foundation has placed blue collection baskets in the reception areas of all eight AMI office locations in Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean counties. The list of requested school supplies includes pencils, erasers, spiral notebooks, pocket folders, crayons, colored markers, colored pencils, glue sticks, highlighters and soft pencil cases. Many of these supplies can be purchased at discounts at the area’s large retailers, such as WalMart and Target.
As in years past, the AMI Foundation has also purchased book bags to accompany the school supply donations. Once the drive is complete, the collected supplies and book bags will be delivered to elementary schools throughout the area in mid-August. To date, the AMI Foundation has donated nearly 700 book bags to area school children in need.
With 39 board certified radiologists, 450 staff members and eight office locations in Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean and Monmouth counties, Atlantic Medical Imaging (AMI) is the largest and most comprehensive provider of imaging services in central and southeastern New Jersey. For more information, call (609) 677-XRAY (9729), or see www.AtlanticMedicalImaging.com.