For the third year in a row, the Delaware State Police Community Outreach Unit has established a program to assist elementary school aged children in need with the necessities for school. Troopers are asking the public for help with donations to fill each child’s backpack with school supplies.

Donations may be taken to DSP headquarters in Dover or to any Troop statewide. Each Troop will have a box in their lobby for supplies to be dropped off for the project.

Donations will be collected from July 10 to August 11 and will be presented to students before the start of the school year.

The list of supplies includes: backpacks, No. 2 pencils, spiral notebooks, washable Crayola crayons (box of 24), large pink erasers, pencil cases, colored pencils, washable markers, loose leaf wide ruled paper, highlighters, composition books, three-ring binders,

plastic folders with pockets, tissue boxes, and hand sanitizer.

In Kent and southern New Castle County, contact Cpl. Heather Imhof at 302-698-8520, for additional information.