By Melissa Murphy
The smell of a new box of crayons, the sound of opening a new package of paper and the feel of a brand new pen.
It’s that time of year, it’s time to shop for school supplies.
School begins next month and that’s why NorthBay Healthcare is looking to the community for help to collect school supplies and “fill up the ambulance” for classrooms at Padan Elementary School in Vacaville. What started as an inhouse donation drive by NorthBay employees has turned into a community effort after it gained popularity among family and friends. Next year, Clinical Manager and Registered Nurse Rebecca Mock, said she hopes the school supply collecting will be on a much bigger scale, incorporating it into NorthBay events during the summer.