Help Us Help ECHO!

Donate backpacks and school supplies to support ECHO

During the month of August, Cardinal Plaza Shell is a collection site for ECHO’s annual backpack drive. ECHO wants to fill 1,400 backpacks this month to give to local children in need. ECHO supplies food and financial aid to low income clients in the Springfield/Burke area. For more information on ECHO, visit their website.

Please consider joining our efforts by bringing items from the list below to our shop any day of the week between 7am – 9pm.

Items ECHO has requested:

  • 3-ring binders – 1″, 1.5″, & 2″
  • Backpacks – for all grade levels K-12
  • Loose leaf Paper – wide & college ruled
  • Tabbed subject dividers (5-subject)
  • Laminated or vinyl pocket folders – with & without prongs
  • Paper pocket folders – with & without prongs
  • Composition notebooks – wide ruled
  • Spiral notebooks – wide & college ruled
  • Primary writing & drawing tablets/paper
  • Construction paper (9″ x 12″)
  • Sturdy fabric pencil pouches
  • Plastic school boxes & pencil boxes
  • Student scissors (blunt & pointed tip)
  • #2 pencils
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Ball-point pens(red, black, & blue)
  • Crayons (box of 24)
  • Markers – broad and fine tips
  • Colored pencils (box of 12)
  • Highlighters
  • Dry erase markers
  • School glue (4oz. bottle)
  • Glue sticks
  • Pink Pearl erasers
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Rulers (12-inch/30cm)
  • 3″ x 5″ Index cards
  • 3″ x 3″ Post-it notes
  • Graph paper – .25″ grid only
  • Compasses – safety type only
  • Protractors
  • Calculators – new or gently used
  • Dictionaries & Thesauruses – paperback & current
  • Gently used/new books for pleasure reading for all grade levels K-12