08/01/2018 - 08/15/2018
Solace Studios Fine Handcrafts
193 W. Spotswood Ave.
Elkton, VA 22827
The Stock the Rock School Supply Drive benefits students of Eastern Rockingham County, Virginia schools. SoLace Studios offers a 15% coupon off an entire purchase through December 31, 2018 for a minimum $10 donation of cash or supplies.. call 540-298-5222 for more information.
ELKTON, VA, July 20, 2018 – Elkton Area United Services (EAUS) and SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts reach out to the community to support area students with “Stock the Rock”, an East Rockingham School Supplies Drive from August 1-15.
Many people don’t realize the significant need in the Elkton area. Elkton is just 17 miles from Harrisonburg, but for area students getting ready for the school year, the need can be much more significant.
“The percentage of people living at or below poverty level is estimated at 12% compared to 9.6% in Rockingham County as a whole,” explains Marsha Deavers, Executive Director of Elkton Area United Services. “We do benefit from the larger school supply drives in the county, but our students need a little more help to get them through the year.”
That’s why for the past 11 years, Elkton-area students have benefited from this supplemental school supplies drive, founded by local artist and business owner Barb Polin of SoLace Studios. Polin opens her downtown Elkton fine handcrafts gallery and studio as a collection center for Stock the Rock, which runs from
August 1-15. Every year, Polin also provides a “thank you” incentive: a coupon for 15% off an entire SoLace purchase good through the end of 2018 for people donating a minimum of $10 in cash or school supplies – this incentive brings out residents and visitors alike to support the students in our community.
- WHO BENEFITS: Supplies and donations help students from the five area schools: Elkton Elementary, River Bend Elementary, McGaheysville Elementary, Elkton Middle, and East Rockingham High School.
- HOW and WHERE TO DONATE: Individuals can drop off school supplies or monetary donations during “Stock the Rock” school supplies drive from August 1-15, 2018 at SoLace Studios.
- Tax-deductible donations can be made out to Elkton Area United Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
- For your school supplies donation from August 1-15, SoLace Studios is offering a 15% off coupon on one entire purchase. The coupon is valid through the end of 2018.
- Last year, this event helped over 400 students in Elkton-area schools start the school year prepared. This represents an increase of 9% served from the previous year. This year they hope, with your support to help all who are in need of assistance. For more information about donating, call (540) 298-5222. Don’t forget to #stocktherock
- Suggested supplies include:
- Backpacks/book bags
- 3 ring binders, ruled loose-leaf paper and dividers
- Composition notebooks
- #2 pencils, pens, markers, highlighters, colored pencils
- Glue sticks, rulers, index cards
Additional ideas for donations can be found on the school supply lists on the school websites. Lists are often available at local retailers that sell school supplies.
- Supply lists currently available online:McGaheysville Elementary: http://mes.rockingham.k12.va.us/supply-list.htmlRiver Bend Elementary: http://rbes.rockingham.k12.va.us/supply-list.htmlElkton Middle School: http://ems.rockingham.k12.va.us/supply-lists.htmlElkton Elementary: http://ees.rockingham.k12.va.us/
EAUS is a comprehensive social service agency providing assistance with housing, electricity, food, GED classes, books, transportation, school supplies, etc. The organization runs on donations from the community, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County United Way, and proceeds from the EAUS Thrift Store.
Virginia tax-free weekend information can be found at