School supplies, new or gently used clothes can be dropped off at Taft First Assembly of God, 314 Asher Ave.

It seems like summer just got started, but its already time to start thinking about helping the less fortunate children in our community get ready for the start of school in August.

The annual Back to School Connection, hosted by Taft First Assembly of God, 314 Asher Avenue, makes sure that every child possible gets the supplies and preparation he or she needs to start the new school year.

But those groups need your help.

Donations make it possible, and the organizers are asking the public to help by donating school supplies.

Here's what's needed:

Notebook paper and spiral notebooks

Pencil boxes and backpacks

Folders and book covers

Pencils and ink pens

Crayons and colored pencils

Pencil top erasers and rulers

Hand sanitizers and tissue packs

Tooth brushes & tooth paste

New or gently used clothing

Socks of all sizes: children, men & women

Donations will be accepted until July 31st.

Cash contributions are welcome. Make checks payable to Taft First Assembly.

Drop off donations at the church office 314 Asher Ave.

Taft First Assembly of God, Taft Salvation Army, West Side Community Resource Center, local churches and businesses.

For more information, please contact 765-7151, 765-5557 or 765-7281