Rotary Club, Hocker’s to collect school supplies for G.W. Carver Academy

The Southern Sussex Rotary Club and Hocker’s Super Center are once again teaming up to host a school-supply fundraiser for the G.W. Carver Academy in Frankford.

The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon at Hocker’s Super Center on Route 26 in Clarksville (near the intersection of Route 17). Volunteers will be passing out lists of needed school supplies, such as composition books, notebook paper, binders, pencils, pens, highlighters, markers, erasers, backpacks, tissues and hand sanitizer, that shoppers can purchase and then donate upon leaving the store. There will also be a cash donation jar, with the proceeds being used to purchase book bags.

Each year, the event pulls in about $1,000 worth of supplies for GWC students.

Anyone who cannot attend the fundraiser but would still like to contribute may contact Whitney Price at (302) 732-3800 or (302) 242-0731.

G.W. Carver Academy representatives thanked Gerald Hocker and the Southern Sussex Rotary Club for their generosity in collecting these much-needed supplies for students.