McCoy's Building Supply, located at 3761 East Highway 44, began their school supply drive on Monday that will benefit local schools.

For every three items donated, customers will be entered into a drawing for a $50 McCoy's gift card.

Going back to school is an exciting time for children but it can be stressful in households with limited finances. Folders, pencils, notebooks and glue sticks all cost money, and in homes where money is tight a family may have to choose between purchasing supplies for classroom and basic necessities like new clothes and shoes. Thanks to school supply drives like this one, children throughout the community can start the year off right.

The drive will continue unit Aug. 5.

McCoy’s store managers and employees feel strongly about giving back to the communities where they work and serve and are excited to host a school supply drive in Alice. Please feel free to drop off supplies anytime during store hours. The Alice location is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm and Saturday from 7am to 5pm. The store is closed on Sunday to allow time for family and worship.

The winner who does not need to be present will be announced on Aug. 6.

For information on the drive and how to help call 361-664-1517.