Greensboro Police Division distributes faculty provides to college students in want | Native information
GREENSBORO – Greensboro Police Department distributed school supplies to around 400 youth in need this week, according to a department press release.
The school supplies giveaway took place Wednesday through Friday at four neighborhood locations – Smith Homes, Ray Warren, Overland Heights and Claremont Neighborhoods, the department said.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, the department said it had limited the number of staff at each location and was trying to prevent larger crowds during the giveaways.
Public Resource Neighborhood Center officials, school resource officers, and community resource officers provided masks and hand sanitizer to school supplies at each location, according to the department.
Porter, the department’s therapy dog, was also on hand to interact with the families.
Operation Partners Advocating Student Success began in 2012 as an annual school supplies event for students. That year, all supplies were purchased by the Greensboro Police Foundation and the Greensboro Police Department, according to the press release.