NEWS RELEASE Contact: Christa Kermode, Administrator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 540-338-7422 x2100
PURCELLVILLE PD PARTNERING WITH PURCELLVILLE CANNONS TO COLLECT SCHOOL SUPPLIES THROUGH THE MONTH OF JULY
PURCELLVILLE, Va. June 17, 2022 — It is hard to believe, but students will be back in school in just a matter of weeks, and some children will head back to the classroom without the necessary supplies. The Purcellville Police Department, in partnership with the Purcellville Cannons, are proud to support local students by collecting these much-needed supplies, starting July 1, 2022 through August 10, 2022. The Purcellville Police Department will have a collection box in the lobby for residents to donate school supplies.
On July 8, 2022, members of the Purcellville Police Department will be participating in a Collection Kickoff event at the Purcellville Cannons game scheduled for 7:00 p.m., with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. We will have multiple drop boxes, an information table, and free Slurpee coupons for the first fifty attendees to donate supplies. The Cannons will also continue to collect school supplies at each home game in July, with collection boxes located at the stadium entrance.
Donations can be dropped-off at the Purcellville Police Department headquarters located at 125 Hirst Road, Suite 7A, on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., July 1, 2022 through August 10, 2022.
If residents plan on completing their back to school shopping during the Virginia “Back to School” sales tax holiday weekend, it will take place Friday, August 5, 2022 through Sunday, August 7, 2022. Please see the items most needed for collection listed below. Only new items will be accepted.
School Supply Donation List:
Large middle & high school backpacks (minimum size 13” x 18” x 8”)
Regular size elementary backpacks (minimum size 12” x 16” x 6”)
As a reminder, schools in our area do not allow students to use wheeled backpacks. Gender-neutral colors are preferable for all grade levels.
Ball point pens (blue or black)
Binders (1” – 2”)
Colored Pencils (12 ct.)
Composition Books (college & wide-ruled)
Crayons (24 ct.)
Dry Erase Markers
Lined Index Cards (3” x 5”)
Loose-Leaf Paper (college)
Markers (broad-tip, 8 ct.) & (thin-tip, 10 ct.)
Wedge Erasers (latex-free)
Plastic Folders (with bands)
Plastic Supply Boxes (8” x 5”)
Blunt-Tip Safety Scissors
Pointed Safety Scissors
Spiral Notebooks (college & wide-ruled)
Subject Dividers for Binders
Zippered Pencil Pouches (for 3-ring binders)
The Town of Purcellville, Virginia
“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of approximately 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the 2021 Virginia Municipal League Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and in years past, the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for innovation and green initiatives. The Town most recently received the Tree City USA Award for the 14th consecutive year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and was ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at www.purcellvilleva.gov.