Members of the Downtown Edmond Business Association came together with local residents to collect school supplies for Ida Freeman Elementary and Sunset Elementary Schools. Thousands of school supplies were donated to the two elementary schools this week. 

"This our third year to collect school supplies for the elementary schools in the downtown Edmond area. The amount of items donated this year was incredible. We are so thankful and proud to be part of a community that works together to help our teachers and students have the supplies they need for the school year." Downtown Edmond Business Association president Stephanie Carel said.

More than 31,000 pieces of school supplies were provided including crayons, construction paper, markers, colored pencils, ink pens, spiral notebooks, large rolls of paper, children's clothing, glue sticks, rulers, backpacks, calculators, storage bags and many more items.

Downtown Edmond Business Association would like to thank all of the local residents who donated and the following businesses for their help and generosity: The Edmond Sun, Silver Leaf Gems, Autoworks, Broadway Antiques, California Closets, Cinnamon Bears, Farmers Insurance Michelle Schaefer, Fashion Boutique, the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond, Sterling's Home Decor and Gifts, Gathered Home Shop, Maison Bleue, McCalls and Rumors Salon.

Downtown Edmond Business Association (DEBA) is a membership organization formed by business owners in Downtown Edmond. DEBA holds many family-friendly events throughout the year including the annual Edmond Arts Festival.

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