The start of school is right around the corner, and the Brookhaven Town Youth Bureau is making sure no student goes back empty-handed.
Through Aug. 24, the bureau is collecting back-to-school supplies at locations throughout the town, including Town Hall in Farmingville, the Highway Department in Coram, the Rose Caracappa Senior Center in Mount Sinai and all Astoria Bank branch locations.
Pens, calculators, backpacks, notebooks, lunch boxes, folders, glue and binders are among the items needed and that will be distributed to needy families. Last year, the bureau collected enough supplies to help more than 1,500 children, according to a press release from the town.
For more information or to find additional collection bin locations, visit www.brookhaven.org or call 631-451-8014.