A number of local groups and businesses in Humboldt are teaming up to help kids get a solid education.

Partners Family Services, Newcomer Centre, South 20 Dodge and the Humboldt Mall are working together in the "a truck load of support school supply drive." Katie Curtis, a coordinator from Partners explains more.

"In the Humboldt Mall from July 10th to August 21st there's going to be a truck and we're encouraging citizens of Humboldt and area to fill the truck box with school supplies that will then be donated to students who attend Humboldt Collegiate, Humboldt Public School, St. Dominic and St. Augustine Schools."

Starting August 26th families will be allowed to pick up their supplies.

"Really anything," Curtis explains when asked what people can donate which goes beyond the classroom itself. "Things like notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, crayons. We're also looking for food items, non-perishable things to put in lunch kits like granola bars, juice boxes as well as physical education and wellness items such as deodorant, showering supplies, gym clothes, those types of things."

Curtis says this program has been around for a few years but they wanted to make it bigger and better.

"Partners Family Services has done this school supply drive in the past as well as Humboldt Regional Newcomer Centre has done their own so this year we just thought why not do it together and make it bigger and hopefuly get some more support for it and then both organizations can team up to disperse the supplies afterwards to the people who need it."

For more information call Partners at 682-4135.

To hear more from Curtis in her interview with Bolt FM's Angie Dukart click below. is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.