The new school year is right around the corner and the Anchorage Police Department wants to make sure students in need have everything necessary for the year.

As part of APD’s second annual Clothesline Project, the department is asking for donations of new or gently used clothes for students in K-12.

“The idea is to get our youth ready to go back to school and be dressed for success,” said APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro. “As you can remember, when you were a kid one of the most exciting things was picking out your first day of school outfit, your backpack, all those cool things.”

Donations can be dropped off in the lobby at APD, which is located on Tudor and Elmore roads.

The items will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Northway Mall.