Legislator collects school supplies for the homeless

Mackenzie Issler

Suffolk County Legis. William Spencer is collecting new school supplies for homeless children as part of a Long Island-wide drive.

Spencer (D-Centerport) is participating in the “Supply Our Students” drive, hosted by the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless, according to a statement from his office.

The drive, which is in its ninth year, distributes hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need before the start of each school year. Last year, 1,200 children received backpacks and supplies, according to the statement.

“Through the donations received during this drive, we are able to provide every child with the supplies they need to excel in school,” Spencer said in the statement.

“All children deserve the chance to learn and cultivate their dreams.”

School supplies can be dropped off at Spencer’s office at 15 Park Circle, Suite 209, in Centerport. Donations will be accepted Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until Aug. 8.

For a full list of donations needed, call Spencer’s office at 631-854-4500.