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2 Works for You hosts backpack drive at Mathis Brothers Furniture for Tulsa-area schools

Posted: 5:32 PM, Jun 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-29 22:36:58Z
2 Works for You hosts backpack drive at Mathis Brothers Furniture for Tulsa-area schools
2 Works for You hosts backpack drive at Mathis Brothers Furniture for Tulsa-area schools

TULSA —  For the second year, 2 Works for You and Mathis Brothers Furniture  are hosting the 2 Cares for the Community Backpack Drive benefiting Project Elf July 9 through August 2nd.

We are asking our viewers to donate new and gently used backpacks, new underwear and new socks beginning July 9 at Mathis Brothers Furniture at 71st and Hwy 169.

Last year our community donated over 165 backpacks, 600 pairs of underwear and 1,100 pairs of socks.

As students get ready to go back to school, many families are unable to provide their children with the basics. Backpacks can be an expensive luxury. New socks and underwear are costly to replace as they wear out. School counselors and social workers around Tulsa are constantly in need of these items to pass along to their students.

That’s where Project Elf can help. In its 12th year, the nonprofit organization strives to maintain a comprehensive inventory of supplies to fill the many requests from 99 schools in the Tulsa area. These schools include Tulsa Public Schools, Union Public Schools, charter schools and private schools. Project Elf inventory is a result of donations from all levels of our community.

“We are so thankful to KJRH, Mathis Brothers Furniture and our community for coming together to assist us,” says Terri Hozhabri, Project Elf co-founder and executive director. “This back-to-school drive will help tremendously to fill generously and quickly the ever-increasing requests of the many school children in our city needing assistance with the basics.”

To wrap up the donation event, 2 Works for You anchors, reporters, and volunteers from Project Elf and Mathis Brothers along with other special guests, will collect donations at Mathis Brothers Furniture on August 2 from 11am to 6:30pm.

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