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Your help needed for a Good Start!

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Do you miss the smell of freshly-sharpened pencils?  Does the thought of rows of crayon boxes make your heart happy?  Or do you just want to know that your next trip to Target can make a big difference in the life of a child?

Congregations for Kids is once again holding its annual Good Start Back to School Drive!  Their goal is to fill a bus with supplies that low-income Bellevue students need to be successful in school this year, but they need YOUR help!  They’re specifically looking for cash donations or supplies from the list found here.  Please bring them to church and leave them in the marked box in the lobby before August 14th.  (Please note: the date on the flyer linked above is incorrect!)

Want to get the most out of your dollar and don’t mind chasing down a deal?  Here are some great sales this week (7/17-7/23).

Office Depot (Bellevue location: Main Street and 108th, next to Toys R US)

  • Swiss Gear backpacks (GREAT for older students!) $10
  • Spiral-bound notebooks, $0.01 each with $5 purchase, limit 3
  • 3-pack Pink Pearl Erasers, $0.01 each with $5 purchase, limit 3
  • 4-pack Scholastic-brand glue sticks, $0.01 each with $5 purchase, limit 3
  • 12-pack Papermate Sharpwriter mechanical pencils, $1
  • 3-pack San Disk Cruzer USB drive, $9
  • 10-pack Office Depot brand 2-pocket folders, $1
  • 30% off all school backpacks

Target (Bellevue location: Factoria Mall)

  • 24ct Crayola Crayons, $0.50
  • 2-ct Elmers Glue Stickers, $0.50
  • Embark Jar-Top Backpack, $18
  • 25% off school backpacks

Staples (Bellevue location: Bel-Red and 140th, in Evergreen Village next to Safeway)

  • 2-pocket folders, $0.17
  • Composition books, $0.50
  • Crayola Markers and colored pencils, $0.97
  • 400ct notebook paper, $3
  • Staples brand nylon zipper pencil pouch, $3
  • 4-pack Expo Dry Erase Markers, $3
  • 20-pack Papermate retractable ballpoint pens, $4
  • 20-pack Bic .7mm mechanical pencils, $4
  • Lexar USB Drive, 16GB, $5.99
  • 4-pack Lexar USB Drive, 8GB, $14