Bartell's 17th Annual School Tools Drive kicks off to benefit local kids!

STAR 101.5 & Bartell's School Tools Drive runs through August 4 - August 31st and benefits local children in need of new school supplies (Photo: STAR 101.5)

A pencil can empower a future generation of songwriters, political candidates and CEOs. Markers, paper or colored pencils can spark inspiration for the next iconic hero. A ballpoint pen can be what a student needs to sign their college application. For most kids, these supplies are standard issue, paid for by their parents. But for many others, the means to provide these essential tools is out of reach.

STAR 101.5 is partnering with Bartell Drugs and World Vision to set students up for success. From August 4th to August 30th, Bartell's 17th Annual School Tools Program welcomes donations of school supplies and hygiene products to support local children without access to these necessary materials.

There are THREE ways to donate:

1. Look for School Tools tags on participating school and personal care items and place in the red donation bin at the front of all Bartell's store locations

2. Make a financial donation at the register and Bartell's will purchase needed items on your behalf

3. Donate online at

You can also join STAR 101.5 on the select dates to donate school supplies and personal care items:

  • Kent Phillips and STAR 101.5 will be at the Burien Bartell's (14901 4th Ave. SW. Suite 100, Burien, WA. 98166) on Tuesday, August 6th from 11AM to 1PM!
  • Jen Pirak and STAR 101.5 will be at the at the Snohomish Bartell's (1115 13th St. Snohomish, WA. 98290) on Friday, August 23rd from 11AM to 1PM!

Items collected during the drive will be donated to World Vision’s Teacher Resource Center in Fife. This center serves over 70,000 students in 152 elementary, middle and high schools located in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Donated items help re-stock the center where teachers “shop” for supplies for qualifying students.

Learn more and find out how you can donate HERE.

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