The call has been sent out again this year: Back-to-school supplies are needed to help Valley students in need.

Between now and Aug. 30, book bags and school supplies are being collected around the Valley for the annual Book Bag & School Supply drive.

Jennifer Sneider, owner of J Cuts at 505 Howe Ave., is again heading this drive. Her business will be the main drop off point for items.

Book bags to notebooks

Supplies may include book bags, book covers, rulers, pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks, binders, glue, crayons, calculators, pencil sharpeners, paper and folders.

Supplies are collected for all school-aged children from pre-school to high school. All book bags and supplies must be brand new.

Local businesses and organizations are invited and encouraged to join in by holding collections of their own to add to the donations.

For more information call Sneider at 203-924-4107.