Klein’s ShopRite Partners with Harford County Education Foundation to Host School Supply Drives Through Sept. 14th for Students in Need


Klein’s ShopRite of Festival Will Also Host One-Day Stuff the Bus Event

As part of the Harford County Education Foundation’s efforts to collect school supplies for students in need, Klein’s ShopRite today announced that its Harford County locations will serve as supply collection sites until Sept. 14th.

Additionally, the Klein’s ShopRite Festival location will host a one-day Stuff the Bus event. The Stuff the Bus event will be on Sunday, Aug. 20th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the event a school bus, donated by J. Edwards Transportation, will be parked atop the parking lot and shoppers can drop off school supplies that will benefit the over 12,000 students in Harford County in need.

For those unable to attend the Stuff a Bus event, supplies can be dropped off at any time at the following locations:

·     Klein’s ShopRite of Aberdeen

·     Klein’s ShopRite of Main Street

·     Klein’s ShopRite of Forest Hill

·     Klein’s ShopRite of Festival

·     Klein’s ShopRite of Riverside

“As lifelong Harford County residents, our family is always looking for ways to give back to our community,” said Klein’s Family Markets Director of Front-End Operations Sarah Klein. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Harford County Education Foundation on another Stuff the Bus event and help students get the vital supplies they need. We hope to make an even bigger impact during this year’s event!”

“Our team is incredibly grateful for the Klein family’s continued support of our foundation,” said Founder and President of the Harford County Education Foundation Deb Merlock. “Many do not realize the staggering number of Harford County students that live in poverty. These events help make a tremendous impact in student’s lives. We look forward to partnering again with Klein’s Family Markets to help students start the school year off on the right foot!”

Items needed include:

· Pencils (regular and colored), Pens, Markers (washable and dry erase)

· Crayons, Highlighters

· Blunt edge scissors, Protractors, Compasses, Erasers

· Glue sticks and white glue bottles

· Loose leaf paper, Index cards, Composition notebooks

· Two-pocket folders, 1 1/2″ and 3” binders, Binder Dividers

· Zippered pencil pouches (including binder pencil pouches), Plastic pencil cases

· Backpacks

· USB drives, Graphing calculators

· Plastic zip storage bags (quart and gallon size)

· Tissues, Hand sanitizer

School supplies are also used to stock the Education Foundation’s Tools for Schools Resource Center. The Tools for Schools Resource Center is in Bel Air, where teachers from Harford County Public Schools shop, free of charge, for school supplies for their economically challenged students.

About Klein’s Family Markets

Klein’s Family Markets is a nine (9) store ShopRite Supermarket company and member company of Wakefern, the nation’s largest retailer-owned cooperative. Since 1925 we have served the Baltimore metro area, with 6 stores in Harford County, 2 in Baltimore County, and 1 in Baltimore City.

Klein’s ShopRite is owned and operated by the Klein Family of Harford County, MD since 1925. Our commitment is to the families and communities we serve, striving to live up to our motto: One Family. Serving Tenaciously. Executing with Excellence.

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