Claremore Daily Progress

August 17, 2011

School supply drive

Staff Reports
Staff Writer

CLAREMORE — Members of the Claremore Regional Hospital Auxiliary recently donated $2,000 to the Rogers County School Supply Drive.

Over 2,600 needy public school children have received back-to-school supplies through the program, sponsored by Claremore First United Methodist Church.

This is the 13th year that the church, with the help of other churches, businesses, civic groups and individuals, has provided the supplies based on each county school’s required list by grade.

Around $49,000 has been spent so far to provide the supplies. “We still need donations to help defray the cost of this year’s supplies,” said Ray Dawson, project coordinator, pictured far left.

The drive will end Thursday. To make a tax-deductible donation, call 341-4580 or mail your check or drop it off at the church, located at 1615 N. Highway 88, Claremore, 74017. You may also donate online at