You've heard the Cat crew talking about it all week. We're calling it Mission Backpack 2019.

Year after year, so many students return to school unprepared as a result of the rising cost of expensive school supplies. So, this year, we're committed to helping all Atlantic County students head back to school with everything they need to put them on a track to a successful year.

Cat Country will be at the ShopRite in Somers Point on Saturday, August 23rd collecting items for the kids.

If you're wondering what's needed, we've got you covered. Check it out -

For Grade School, we're looking for:

  • Backpacks
  • Spiral-Bound Ruled Notebooks
  • Two Pocket Folders
  • 1-Inch Three-Ring Binders
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Black Ink Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Erasers
  • Pencil Case
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Glue Sticks
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Calculator
  • Washable Markers
  • Scissors
  • Assorted Construction Paper
  • Index Cards
  • Marble Notebooks
  • Lunchbox/bag
  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer

For High School:

  • Backpacks
  • Spiral-Bound Ruled Notebooks
  • 3-Subject Notebooks
  • Two Pocket Folders
  • 1-Inch Three-Ring Binders
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Black Ink Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Erasers
  • Pencil Case
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Graphing Calculator
  • Index Cards
  • Planner
  • Book Covers
  • Permanent Markers
  • Graph Paper
  • Post-It Notes
  • White-Out
  • Combination Lock
  • Flash Drive
  • Lunchbox/bag
  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer

ShopRite will have a designated area where every single supply on this list can be purchased. You can drop off a full backpack or come shopping with us!

Thank you so much for supporting us in our efforts to make this year South Jersey's best school year yet.

It's Mission Backpack 2019!