Ah, August. How’d you get here so fast?

The school year is about to start and we have another opportunity to help local kids get the back-to-school supplies they need to start the year off right! Columbus Underground is at it again with their Back-to-School Supply Drive aimed at helping Columbus City School students. Columbus Underground has helped hundreds of school kids in the past and we applaud their efforts and want to spread the word.

Columbus Underground states, “We will once again be supporting S.W.A.T. – So We All Thrive during this supply drive. S.W.A.T. collects basic school supplies: glue sticks, pencils, crayons, markers, erasers, notebooks, plastic folders, backpacks, and headphones, and gets them into the Columbus City Schools that need them most.More information on S.W.A.T. Full disclosure: Our food reviewer Miriam Bowers Abbott is involved with S.W.A.T.

Supplies can be dropped off at our offices at 11 E. Gay St., Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. We will also collect donations during the Best Bites Tacos event on Thursday, August 18th at Strongwater. Please contact me at anne@columbusunderground.com to make other drop off arrangements.

Please note: This is a collection drive only, we will not be distributing items and S.W.A.T. donates directly to schools. Please contact Volunteers of America’s Operation Backpack or Neighborhood Services Inc, if you are an individual needing supplies.”

Please note that this coming weekend, Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7, is a sales tax holiday where certain school supply items will be exempt from county and state sales and use taxes. Great time to buy and help a child get ready for their school year!