The Child Abuse Prevention Center of Orange County and other organizations are collecting school supplies for neglected and battered children through Aug. 21.
Items needed include crayons, notebooks, pens, highlighters, paperback dictionaries in Spanish and English, spiral binders, notebooks, construction paper, lunch boxes, book bags, child-safe scissors, rulers and calculators.
Materials should be free of violent illustrations.
Donations of over-size pencils and crayons and learning books for preschool children also are requested.
Collection locations include:
* Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, 2482 Newport Blvd., Suite 7, Costa Mesa. (714) 722-1107.
* The Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa. (714) 574-4239.
* Home Bank, 4180 Barranca Parkway, Irvine. (714) 559-0707.
* Doolittle & Co. Travel, 354 N. Coast Highway, Suite A, Laguna Beach. (714) 497-0566.
* Art Graphics, 3400 Irvine Blvd., Suite 216., Newport Beach (714) 252-8496.
* Premier Health, 150 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente. (714) 492-7488.
* Create A Party Rental, 2812 E. Imperial Highway, Brea. (714) 996-3805.
* Farr's Stationery, 130 N. Raymond Ave., Fullerton. (714) 773-0153.
Information: (714) 722-1107.