Norman-area families can get free school supplies

An intake process will be held this month in Norman to qualify low-income families for free school supplies.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: July 12, 2012
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Free school supplies are available to qualified low-income families in Norman and the surrounding area, thanks to a United Way of Norman program.

The ABC School Supply Program provided supplies for 1,200 families last year and expects to serve more this year, said program director Diane Murphree.

“We see single-parent families, dual-working families and grandparents who are raising grandchildren who need help,” Murphree said.

An intake process will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through July 20 at CrossPointe Church, 2601 24th Ave. SE. The program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and will be shut down once funds are depleted, she said.

Prekindergarten through 12th-grade students in Norman, Noble, Little Axe, Lexington and Robin Hill are eligible to apply. Families must meet specific income guidelines to qualify.

Applicants must bring current proof of income, proof of residence, Social Security cards for all family members and current driver's licenses or photo identification cards.

For more information, go to www.unitedwaynorman.org/abc or call 329-2025.