Stewart launches school supply drive for Utah’s refugee children

Photo courtesy of Rep. Chris Stewart, St. George News

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA– Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, has launched a school supply drive to collect supplies to help refugee children living in Utah.

The drive, called “Reaching Out to Refugees: Back to School Drive,” will run through Aug. 11. Supplies can be mailed or dropped off to Stewart’s Salt Lake City and St. George offices. See addresses below.

“There are around 25,000 refugee youth living in Utah,” Stewart said in a news release. “Many of them have had little to no education. As a father of six, I know how hard it was to get my kids ready for school each year. I can only imagine how hard it is for refugee families. That’s why I’m hosting a school supply drive, to help refugees get a good start in Utah’s schools.”

Poster courtesy of Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, undated, St. George News

Items needed

  • Backpacks
  • #2 Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Glue Sticks
  • Elmers Glue
  • Scissors
  • Index Cards
  • Rulers
  • Pocket Folders
  • Lined Paper
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • ACT/SAT Prep Books
  • Calculators
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pens (Red, Blue, Black)
  • Pencil Boxes
  • 3 Ring Binders
  • Folder Dividers
  • Graphing Calculators

Items may be dropped off or mailed to either of Stewart’s district offices:

  • 253 W. St. George Boulevard, #100
    St. George, Utah 84770

  • 420 East South Temple #390
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Click here for more information on Stewart’s refugee school supply drive.

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1 Comment

  • Not_So_Much June 28, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Well this makes you a good person Chris. How about being a good legislator and repeal Obama care, reduce the deficit by balancing the budget and throw in term limits for good measure? Has it crossed your mind to NOT run again? All this can’t be done right now, huh? I’m looking forward to having a choice other than yourself on the next go around.

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