The new school year is right around the corner and here at 97.3 The Dawg we love our kids and educators. That's why we wanted to do something that will help out both.

Last week we sought nominations for our first ever "Teacher Supply Drive" and now we need your help in giving back to 25 amazing teachers in the Acadiana area.

These supplies will help teachers from reaching into their own pockets as much throughout the school year.

We asked these 25 teachers about the items they could use to help them and their wish list is below. However, all donations will be accepted.

You can drop off items here at the 97.3 The Dawg studios, 1749 Bertrand Drive in Lafayette, any weekday between 8am and 5pm.

  • 1-3 grade reading books
  • 2 pocket folders with prongs (green)
  • 9x13 brown envelopes
  • Antibacterial hand soap
  • Bandages
  • Basketballs
  • Binder Rings
  • Black/white velcro
  • Blue plastic folders
  • Broad tip markers
  • Bulletin board materials (border and letters)
  • Butterfly Lore butterfly kit
  • Cap erasers
  • Cardstock (white or assorted colors)
  • Clorox wipes
  • Color pencils
  • Colored cardstock
  • Colored copy paper
  • Colorful pens
  • Command hooks
  • Computer cleaner/wipes/dusters
  • Crayola crayons
  • Crayola markers
  • Desk stapler
  • Double-sided tape
  • Dry erase board (students)
  • Dry erase circle
  • Dry erase markers
  • Electric pencil sharpener
  • Elmer's liquid glue
  • Expo markers (black and colored)
  • Fine tip markers
  • Flair pens
  • Footballs
  • Germ-X with aloe
  • Glue sticks
  • Graph paper
  • Gray or black storage crates
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Highlighters
  • Hot Dots (by Educational Insights) Comprehension Noting and Recalling Details
  • Hot Dots Informational Text
  • Ink pens (red and blue)
  • Jumbo paper clips
  • Kickballs
  • Laminator and laminating sheets
  • Large cookie sheets
  • Large piece puzzles
  • Large scissors
  • Large size crayons
  • Legos
  • Lined index cards
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Lysol
  • Lysol wipes
  • Manipulatives (things to work on fine motor skills)
  • Mason jars - plastic or regular/8 oz or 16 oz
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Mesh unisex backpacks
  • Mouse pads
  • Sketch markers
  • Pads of graph paper
  • Pair of black ankle socks (used as personal whiteboard erasers)
  • Paper towels
  • Pen pal desktop pencil holders (teal or black)
  • Pencil eraser caps
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Pencil lead
  • Pencils
  • Permaseal tape
  • Pete the Cat (anything)
  • Pink pearl erasers
  • Planners
  • Plastic color boxes
  • Plastic pencil pouches
  • Playdoh
  • Pocket folders
  • Poster boards
  • Printer ink
  • Rulers
  • Scissors for kids
  • Scotch lamination sheets
  • Sharpies
  • Sharpie anchor chart markers
  • Sharpie highlighters
  • Sheet protectors
  • Single subject spiral notebooks
  • Skinny Expo dry erase markers
  • Small hot glue sticks
  • Small tool kit
  • Sponges
  • Staples
  • Sterlite 6 quart clear storage containers
  • Sterlite 3 drawer carts (black)
  • Sticky notes
  • Tabbed dividers
  • Tablets
  • Tape
  • Three hole punch
  • Ticonderoga #2 pencils
  • Tissue
  • Transparent tape refills
  • Trouble (board game)
  • Velcro dots
  • Velcro hand toss game
  • Vis-a-Vis markers
  • Wireless presentation clicker for promethean board
  • White boards (small)
  • Whiteout tapes

We'll be accepting donations until Friday, August 3, 2018. If you have any questions or comments regarding this supply drive, email jude@973thedawg.com