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SNAP to distribute free school supplies; in Elma Aug. 25

The Student Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) will distribute school supplies at various locations in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. Supplies include paper, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, pencil boxes, glue sticks, scissors and erasers. Each year, approximately 2,100 children benefit from this program.

New this year is the partnership with the United Way of Grays Harbor and Coastal Community Action Program. The program provides free school supplies to children from low-income households in both Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. It is completely funded by donations and 100 percent of the donated funds are used to purchase supplies locally.

Distribution will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Ocean Shores Food Bank, 846 Anchor Ave. N.W. in Ocean Shores, and at the Westport Food Bank, 314 N. Broadway St. in Westport.

Distribution will also take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at SouthShore Mall (Old KB Toy Store location), 1017 S. Boone St. in Aberdeen, at the Pacific County Senior Center, 324 Jackson St. in Raymond, and at the Elma Food Bank from 1 to 3 p.m., 106 W. Main St. in Elma.

United Way’s mission is to unite people and resources to build a stronger, healthier Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.

Coastal Community Action Program, founded in 1965, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of individuals, families, the elderly, children, and people with disabilities in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. The organization works year-round to ensure children have supplies.

Donations can be sent to: CCAP-SNAP, 117 E. Third St., Aberdeen, WA 98520. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

For more information, call United Way at (360) 532-6260 or Coastal Community Action Program at (360)

533-5100, visit or email