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Register of Deeds Collects School Supplies for Homeless Children

Jun 19, 2020

The Register of Deeds office is holding its 11th annual school supply drive for homeless Cumberland County school children through Aug. 1. Individuals, businesses, groups and churches are encouraged to give. The Register of Deeds office would like to collect supplies to fill 1,000 book bags to be donated to homeless children in county schools and fire victims served by the American Red Cross.

Donated items can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Register of Deeds office in Room 114 of the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse, 117 Dick St. When you arrive at the Courthouse, please call 910-678-7775.

The deadline to drop off items is July 24. Please remember, no one will be allowed to enter the Courthouse without a face mask or covering. This order is enforced by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

The following school supplies are needed: pencils, pens, notebooks, rulers, composition books, folders, notebook paper, pencil sharpeners, erasers, glue sticks, crayons, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand sanitizer and toothbrush cases.

In addition to school supplies, gift cards or cash donations will be accepted. However, checks cannot be accepted. Once all the school supplies are collected, they will be turned over to the Fayetteville Police Department, Cumberland County Schools and the American Red Cross for distribution.

The Longleaf Pine Association of REALTORS, the Cumberland County Clerk of Court, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Fayetteville Police Department as well as many other organizations, churches, civic groups dental offices and individual citizens have consistently made this project possible.

“We would like to thank everyone for their support in the past and thank them for their consideration again this year,” said Register of Deeds Lee Warren.

For more information, call 910- 678-7775. You can also visit the Register of Deeds online at