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School supply fundraiser in progress through August

JOHNSON COUNTY– Imagine starting school without a pencil or a package of markers like all of the other kids have. For some children in Johnson County, the first day of school is yet another reminder that they don’t have all the tools they need to succeed.
Forever Green Garden Center, 125 Forevergreen Rd., Coralville, will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of plants from Aug. 1-15 to ToGather Together to purchase school supplies for students in need in Johnson County.
For the last three years the ToGather Together school supply drive has brought together faith communities, social service agencies, businesses and schools in a coordinated effort to collect and distribute back-to-school supplies so that each student in need could start the year prepared to learn. Over 3,000 children are provided with supplies to start their school year thanks to local support.
Forever Green is proud to be partnering with ToGather Together. Customers can make a difference in the lives of children in this area through purchases at Forever Green. Forever Green Garden Center chose to support ToGather Together after seeing the dedication of the many volunteers who make the project possible. One-hundred percent of all money donated will go toward purchasing supplies for students K-12 living in Johnson County. Additionally, some local retailers are offering discounts on the supplies for the organization so that the dollars go even farther.
For information regarding the fundraiser contact Lucy Hershberger, Forever Green Inc. 319-626-6770 or 319-430-9488 or email forevergreen@southslope.net
For information on ToGather Together donations and distribution contact Karrie Craig at 319-339-9403, thecraigfamily@mchsi.com or Marsha Lowe 319-339-4267, marshalowe@gmail.com. Mail to Consultation of Religious Communities, PO Box 2025, Iowa City, IA 52244.
The Consultation of Religious Communities is an interfaith council composed of more than 30 religious communities and related agencies of Johnson County.  The council sponsors events and service activities with and for the community, and work to foster appreciation and understanding on matters of religious and cultural diversity.