Drop off new donations August 7–August 21 weekdays at Judson Center’s Royal Oak location 

CONTACT: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Peggy Kerr, Judson Center; Peggy_Kerr@judsoncenter.org or 248.837.2019

Royal Oak, Mich. —August 5, 2019— As the back-to-school countdown begins, Judson Center and its affiliate, Child Safe Michigan, announce the kick-off of their annual back-to-school supply drive to help furnish the children they serve with much-needed items for the upcoming school year.  Judson Center is a multi-county human service agency that provides autism programs, behavioral health services, child and family services—including foster care and adoption in tandem with Child Safe Michigan—employment services for persons with disabilities, and primary care for all ages.

“This is an exciting time of year for students, but many families struggle to cover all their children’s needs,” Judson Center CEO and President Lenora Hardy-Foster said. “Something as fundamental as school supplies can have a profound effect on students and their success in the school year.”

Judson Center’s Royal Oak location—4410 W. 13 Mile Road—will be accepting new donations at the front reception desk from Wednesday, August 7 through Wednesday, August 21.  Drop off times are on weekdays only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Items requested include all traditional school supplies—such as backpacks, binders, pencils, notebooks and crayons—but also necessities such as calculators (TI-108, TI-83 and TI 30X), flash drives and personal headphones.  In addition, all sizes of clothing are needed—from elementary to high school—and gift cards from Target, Walmart and Meijer are most welcome. The complete list from Judson Center and Child Safe Michigan can be viewed here.  

For more information about the back-to-school supply drive, visit https://www.judsoncenter.org/event/back-to-school-drive/.  Questions about the collection can be directed to Peggy Kerr, Judson Center, at Peggy_Kerr@judsoncenter.org or 248.837.2019. 

About Child Safe Michigan

Child Safe Michigan, an affiliate of Judson Center, provides foster care, adoption and mentoring services to neglected and abused children in Southeast Michigan.  More than just meeting the basic requirements, Child Safe provides safety and stability allowing children to grow and thrive in our care.

Visit https://www.childsafemichigan.org/ to learn more.

About Judson Center

Judson Center, trusted by Michigan families for 95 years, is a non-profit human service agency that provides expert, comprehensive services in Southeast Michigan that strengthen children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, developmental disabilities, and behavioral health and primary care challenges so they are successful in their communities.  Since opening its doors in 1924, Judson Center has grown to change the lives of over 10,000 children, adults, and families each year. Judson Center has offices in Genesee, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Headquarters are located at 30301 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3277.  Learn more at https://www.judsoncenter.org/