The Brownell-Holmes Neighborhood Association has teamed up with Leadership NOW’s 2016 cohort to collect school supplies, as part of a partnership to build community and support local students.

“Our neighborhood association provides enough supplies for at least 100 students at Brownell and Holmes STEM Academies each fall,” said Jeanette Edwards, President of the Brownell-Holmes Neighborhood Association. “We’re hoping to grow that number with the help of our partners.”

This year, the supplies will be distributed to children who attend the grand opening of the Brownell-Holmes Community Library on Aug. 23.

If you or your business is interested donating supplies, please drop off any of the following items to the Oak Business Center, at 2712 N. Saginaw St., Suite 118, in Flint by Aug. 10:

  • Backpacks
  • Notebooks
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Pencils
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Washcloths

The partnership between the Brownell-Holmes Neighborhood Association and Leadership NOW is a result of the leadership program’s requirement to design and launch a sustainable, collaborative community project. More details about the library project will be provided in the next issue of Inside Business.

To learn more about Leadership NOW, click here.