Published: Jul 20, 2010 2:46 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 20, 2010 11:46 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Businesses in Lee County have partnered with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools to send students back to school prepared. These companies are collecting basic school supplies internally and encouraging donations and support from their customers by placing donation bins in their offices. 
Capt. Pete’s Diving Outfitters, 4391 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
Florida Title One, 23 Colorado Road, Lehigh Acres
Gulf Coast Orthodontics, 14361 Metropolis Avenue, Fort Myers
Mark Loren Designs, 13351 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
Realty World - C. Bagans First, 30 Colorado Road, Lehigh Acres
Verandah Realty, 11571 Verandah Blvd., Fort Myers
The business will be collecting supplies through September 1st.  School in Lee County begins on August 23rd.

Because of the struggling economy, more families are finding it difficult to provide the basic school supplies for their children. School Supply drives will help assure that all of our students have the tools necessary to succeed in the classroom.