Tamarac Participates in “Operation Backpack” to Help Local Students


By: Sharon Aron Baron

Disadvantaged children in our community need your help. Pack a backpack and give a child a head start in school this year.

School starts on August 22, and children all over the City of Tamarac are heading back without the basic supplies they need. Now in its fourth year, the City of Tamarac is asking for your help collecting these supplies. According to City Spokesperson Elise Boston, last year they were able to fill 15 backpacks.

“The recipients are residents in need who we’ve worked with in the past year, either through our social services department or summer camp,” said Boston.

Make it your mission to double the number of backpacks filled this year.  Drop off your filled backpack or school supplies by Monday, August 8th to the Tamarac Community Center, City Hall, Parks and Recreation Administrative Building or the Caporella Aquatic Center.

Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grades

Crayons & Markers
#2 Pencils & Colored Pencils
Pencil sharpener
Glue Sticks
Loose-leaf notebook paper
2-Pocket folder with prongs
Multicolor construction paper
Unscented baby wipes

3rd to 6th Grade

Hand Calculator
Ruler, Erasers,
Pocket Dictionary, Scissors
#2 Pencils & Colored Pencils
Red and blue Pens
Box of Ziplock bags/gallon size
Pocket Folders
Lined Paper
School supply box

Drop-off Locations

Tamarac Community Center
8601 W. Commercial Blvd

Tamarac City Hall
7525 NW 88th Ave

Caporella Aquatic Center
9300 NW 58th Street

Parks & Recreation Administration Building
6001 Nob Hill Road


Author Profile

Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk, and Parkland Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2011 to provide News for the residents of Tamarac and is the #1 News Source for Residents.
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