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Backpack Drive at Staten Island  Borough Hall

Collected school supplies to be donated to families in need through Atlas Foundation


Staten Island, NY – Borough President James Oddo is pleased to announce that he is joining with the Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation and City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo to collect backpacks and school supplies for needy Staten Island families. Donations of brand new children’s backpacks, folders, crayons, markers, non-toxic glue sticks, notebooks, #2 pencils, construction paper, and other new school supplies will be accepted.


Items can be dropped off in the Borough Hall lobby (10 Richmond Terrace) as well as at Minority Leader Matteo’s District Office (900 South Avenue, Suite 403) from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday until Friday, August 17th. Volunteers from the Atlas Foundation will then distribute the items to families in need. Donations will also be accepted directly at the Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation Office (543 Cary Avenue).

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“I want to thank the Atlas Foundation for collaborating with us again this year on this drive, which will help many young students across the Island,” noted BP Oddo. “It is necessary for children to have the proper supplies in order to achieve academic success. My office is happy to be a part of this initiative, and we appreciate all the Staten Islanders who donate to help the less fortunate in our community.”


“This year we are partnering with Teddy Atlas and his great foundation to collect backpacks and other supplies for children in our communities so that they will have the essential tools they need to be successful students,” Minority Leader Steven Matteo said. “I am grateful that our neighbors on Staten Island have made our school supply drive a success in past years, and I am confident they will once again step up to help.”


“The bell is about to ring for the beginning of a new school year, and the Dr. Atlas Foundation is proud to join forces with Borough President James Oddo and Minority Leader Matteo to make sure all of Staten Island’s students will be able to ‘come out writing’ when the ‘round’ of learning begins,” said Teddy Atlas of the Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation.


For more information on the drive, call Renee Sarno at (718) 816-2133 or email