SNU Hosts School Supply Drive on August 6

BETHANY, OK (August 2, 2012) - On Monday, August 6th Southern Nazarene University and Chick-fil-A on Rockwell & NW Expressway have partnered for a Back to School Supply Drive.

As a way to give back to the community, SNU will be accepting donations of school supplies for local teachers at Greenvale Elementary, Tulakes Elementary and Capps Middle School. A downloadable list of needed supplies can be found at

"Our first SNU Day @ Chick-fil-A was an overwhelming success! It was the largest spirit day the Rockwell & NW Expressway location has ever hosted! For our second SNU Day @ Chick-fil-A, our goal is to build on the momentum of fun, but this time focus on serving a need in our community,” said Kendra Thomson, Executive Director of Alumni Relations at Southern Nazarene University.

Each person who brings in a donation of new school supplies will receive a free Chick-fil-A sandwich voucher.  Each child who brings a donation will also receive an SNU drawstring bag, while supplies last.  To participate, tell your cashier or drive-thru attendant you are with SNU and a percentage of each purchase will support Southern Nazarene University.

Needed school supplies include:

  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Markers
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Pencils/Pens
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Glue Sticks
  • Handwriting paper
  • Computer/copy paper
  • Construction paper
  • Tape (scotch & masking)
  • Cassette tapes & recorders

“Our Alumni and community friends are so supportive, we know they will come out again to provide school supplies for local students and schools in need. I can't wait to see how many school supplies we collect! A lot of students, who otherwise wouldn't have the resources, are going to start school with all the supplies they need for a successful year,” stated Thomson.

Southern Nazarene University's mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.