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Push for Pencils - School Supply Drive

Saturday, July 1, 2023 to Monday, July 31, 2023

Event Details

SLAA members are invited to join the PUSH! 

July 1 – July 31, 2023

About KidSmart's Push for Pencils

KidSmart’s Push for Pencils, the largest drive of its kind in Missouri, is a community-wide school supply drive which takes place each summer. The movement is grassroots and includes more than 150 participating businesses, 50,000+ employees and individuals throughout our community. Each year, 500,000 essential school supplies are collected, and then directly distributed, to tens of thousands of local children through the KidSmart Free Educational Supply Store.

Studies show that children who are equipped with the proper tools for school have a much better chance of succeeding. KidSmart believes every child deserves to go to school equipped to learn.

There's no better way to welcome all our kids back to school this fall.  Let's help supply them with the learning tools they need.  

So, grab a box or container and encourage your staff and residents to donate one or more of the items listed below during the month of July.

  • Questions - call the SLAA Office @ 314-205-8844.
  • Remember – the drive ends on July 31st

Here is a list of the most needed items:

Paper (reams of)   
Glue Sticks/Glue                        
Pocket Folders                 
Spiral Notebooks       

Pickup and deliver – SLAA can make arrangements to pick up your collected items. However, SLAA sincerely appreciates if properties and companies could deliver items to the SLAA office. Please try to deliver your collected items to the SLAA office no later than Friday, August 4th. The office is open every day, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Please call before you travel to Creve Coeur (314-205-8844)