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Northampton schools host collection drive for victims of Superstorm Sandy

NORTHAMPTON — Students at Northampton High School are conducting a district wide relief drive for survivors of Superstorm Sandy. Collection sites will be open at all four city elementary schools, JFK Middle School and NHS through Nov. 30.

The following needed relief items, in order of importance are: money, water, diapers, baby formula, pet food, toiletries and non-perishable food items, according to school officials.

NHS is also planning to adopt a school in the area affected by the storm and is collecting donations of school supplies such as pens, pencils, markers, manila folders, hanging folders, staplers, scissors, glue and rulers.

Clothing, blankets or winter wear will not be accepted, due to a lack of storage space in areas hit by the storm. Donated items will be distributed by the Salvation Army in Springfield.

For monetary donations, checks can be made out to Northampton High School, c/o Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort and dropped off at the high school’s main office on Elm Street.

The high school’s Sandy relief drive was suggested by students in the small-group advisory program. “Our cause is to help people get back their lives and forget this tragedy,” students wrote in a public service announcement about the drive. “The staff and students at Northampton High School thank you for your generosity and help.”

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