08/01/2017 - 08/15/2017
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. As the main sponsor, SoLace Studios offers a 15% off coupon for an entire purchase through December 31, 2017 for a minimum $10 donation of cash or school supplies. SoLace Studios, 193 W. Spotswood Ave., Elkton, VA is the main drop off location. call 540-298-5222 for more information.
ELKTON, VA, July 20, 2017 – 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 ten years, Elkton-area students have benefitted from this supplemental school supplies drive, founded by local artist and business owner Barb Polin of SoLace Studios, who has continued to provide the hub for the activity around the drive. Polin opens her downtown Elkton fine handcrafts gallery and studio as the central collection center for the 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 2017 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.
New for 2017, 5 area restaurants are offering a 10% discount voucher good for donations made during tax free weekend of August 4-6 at Stock the Rock. Restaurants offering discounts include: Goodfellas,
Ciros Italian Eatery, El Paso Mexican Grille, Domino’s Pizza and Peking China.
A voucher will be issued at the time donations are made.
EAUS and SoLace are also grateful for the support of United Bank and Color Quest Custom Printing for
Stock The Rock.
Stock the Rock Special Event:
Friday, August 4, 9am-5pm
Stock the bus with school supplies at SoLace Studios or Food Lion Plaza in Elkton.
Saturday, August 5, 9am-4pm
-Stock the bus with school supplies at SoLace Studios or Food Lion Plaza in Elkton.
-11am -1pm live music by E-town Band next to SoLace Studios
-1pm-2pm performance by the Twirling Medallions next to SoLace Studios
-Take a selfie with the school mascots during this event.
- 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 TO DONATE: Individuals can drop off school supplies or monetary donations during the “Stock the Rock” school supplies drive from August 1-15, 2017 at SoLace Studios or at one of the collection sites during Friday or Saturday of tax-free weekend, August 4-6, 2017.
- WHERE TO DONATE: SoLace Studios, 193 W. Spotswood Ave. in downtown Elkton, serves as the main collection location for donations of school supplies and monetary contributions from August 1-15. During Friday and Saturday of tax-free weekend, donations may also be dropped off in the Food Lion/Elkton parking lot near Burger King.
- Tax-deductible donations can be made out to Elkton Area United Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
- For your school supplies donation, SoLace Studios is offering a 15% off coupon one entire purchase during the August 1-15 drive. The coupon is valid through the end of 2017.
- A 10% discount voucher for donations made during tax free weekend good from August 4-6 at Goodfellas, Ciros Italian Eatery, El Paso Mexican Grille, Domino’s Pizza and Peking China.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, volunteering or sponsorship opportunities, call (540) 298-5222 or visit www.solaceinc.com. 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.
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
Supply lists currently available online:
McGaheysville Elementary: http://mes.rockingham.k12.va.us/supply-list.html
River Bend Elementary: http://rbes.rockingham.k12.va.us/supply-list.html
Elkton Middle School: http://ems.rockingham.k12.va.us/supply-lists.html
Elkton Elementary: http://ees.rockingham.k12.va.us/