Operation North Royalton Cares

Press Release


Dan Langshaw
Board Member
North Royalton School Board

Judy Willey
Director Office on Aging & Human Services
City of North Royalton

Operation North Royalton Cares Gears Up to Help Ease the Financial Strain of Going Back to School for a Third Year


July 9, 2012

(North Royalton, Ohio)—Third Annual Operation North Royalton Cares is scheduled take place the weeks of July 30th through August 10th. The mission of Operation North Royalton Cares is to collect school supplies for families of students in need, living in North Royalton. Throughout the week there will be various drop off locations throughout the city for community members to donate items. The program is supported by the North Royalton City School District in coordination with the City of North Royalton Office on Aging and Human Services.

Operation North Royalton Cares was started back in 2010 by North Royalton School Board Member Dan Langshaw, who founded the program after seeing first-hand members of the community struggling in these tough economic times. “Last years Operation NR Cares was even more success, we were able to help over 35 families and 79 students in need by getting them the necessary school supplies to start the school year. With the economy recovering very slowly, the need to help these families and students in our community who are struggling to get the necessary supplies they need for going back to school is very much needed. The community’s generosity and support of this program makes me so proud to live here in North Royalton!”, said Langshaw.

Operation North Royalton Cares will kick off with a free event open to the public on July 30th from 5pm-7pm at the Monday, July 30, 2012 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at The 3 Spot 13855 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133. Come enjoy a sampling of light appetizers. Alcoholic drinks not included. All those who attend are asked to donate at least 1 school supply for Operation NR CARES.

Backpacks and gift cards to school supply stores are in large demand this year. In addition if those who like to make a donation, there is a wish list of items.

Donation Item Wish List:

USB Flash Drives
Kleenex Boxes
Index cards
Ruled Paper
3 Ring Binders
Red Pens
Sharpie Markers
Glue/Glue Sticks
Colored Pencils
$10 Gift Cards or more to school supply stores such as: (Office Max, Staples, Walmart, Target, Giant Eagle, CVS, Drug Mart, Rite Aide, and etc.).

Monetary donations will be accepted. Checks can be made out to the Charitable Fund of North Royalton Kiwanis, in the memo portion of the check please put down School Supplies. If anyone is making a gift card or monetary donation, please drop them off only at the Board of Education Office or the Office on Aging & Human Services.

Items can be donated throughout the week at any of the following drop off sites:

Office on Aging & Human Services
13500 Ridge Rd.

Board of Education Office
6579 Royalton Rd.

St. Albert the Great Church Rectory
6667 Wallings Rd.

The 3 Spot
13855 Ridge Rd.

For more information please contact organizers Dan Langshaw at 440-596-0078 or Judy Willey at 440-582-6333