The School Store was begun in 1995 to annually provide about 200 children in kindergarten through 5th grade from needy families with backpacks and basic school supplies. We partnered with the Voluntary Action Center in identifying families in need. When it was begun, there was no other program of its kind. In the years since, many such programs have been put in place and we are reevaluating the need and will not have a 2011 School Store. If it is continued in the future, roles for volunteers will include fund raising, purchasing supplies, assembling packets, and helping with set-up and distribution for two days in early August.