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Youth Services gearing up for “Tools for Life”

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016

The Youth Service Bureau’s “Tools for Life” school supplies program is underway. The program was started in 1994 to help ensure the students in Huntington County had the school supplies they needed to begin the school year.

“In 2015 we helped 700 students with the school supplies they needed to start school,” said Jan Williams, executive director of YSB.

The agency is seeking community support in meeting the needs of Huntington County. Groups and individuals are asked to collect school items and donate them to the Youth Services Bureau by July 15. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated.

“This would be a perfect project for Vacation Bible schools, church groups, civic groups, businesses and individuals,” said Williams.

All school supplies are needed, however, the items most needed are pink erasers, folders (with and without prongs), filler paper and notebooks (wide rule, spiral and non-spiral), markers, colored pencils and glue sticks. Donations can be dropped off at the YSB office located at 1344 Maple Drive, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Fridays 8 a.m. to noon.

If you are in need of school supplies for your child, contact the office. The requests will be filled prior to the first day of school. To learn more about the program or the agency contact the office at (260) 356-9681. Email questions to Visit the agency’s webpage at