Supplies needed include backpacks, No. 2 pencils, spiral notebooks, washable Crayola crayons (24), large pink erasers, pencil cases, colored pencils, washable markers, loose-leaf wide-ruled paper, highlighters, composition books, three-ring binders, plastic folders with pockets, tissue boxes and hand sanitizer.

The Delaware State Police Community Outreach Unit established a program to assist elementary school aged children in need with the necessities for school.

Troopers are asking for help with any donations to fill each child’s backpack with school supplies.

Troopers assigned to the Statewide Community Outreach Unit have initiated this program and are working with organizations in their communities to collect and donate school supplies for children in need.

Donations can be taken headquarters, 1441 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, or to any Troop statewide by anyone wishing to help. Each will have a box in their lobby for supplies to be dropped off.

Donations will be collected until Aug. 11, and the donations will be presented for the 2017-18 school year, prior to school starting.

Supplies needed include backpacks, No. 2 pencils, spiral notebooks, washable Crayola crayons (box of 24), large pink erasers, pencil cases, colored pencils, washable markers, loose-leaf wide-ruled paper, highlighters, composition books, three-ring binders, plastic folders with pockets, tissue boxes and hand sanitizer.