New back-to-school clothing and supplies for more than 40 children living in the Road Home and area subsidized housing are being sought during an annual drive by Educators Mutual Insurance Association.

Educators Mutual Apple Trees have been set up at nine DownEast Outfitters locations along the Wasatch front and at three Salt Lake Staples locations. Participants select an apple, which includes the name of a child living in the shelter or affordable housing along with a needed item for back-to-school. In addition, Apple Trees have been set up in the lobbies of FM100 and Educators Mutual.

"If not for the Apple Tree campaign, many children living in the Road Home shelter and affordable housing would go back to school without any new clothing or school supplies," said Christie Hawkes, senior vice president of corporate communications for Educators Mutual. "We created the program to give these deserving children a boost and provide a convenient way for the public to help them during this challenging time."

The campaign runs through Aug. 18.

The Educators Mutual Apple Tree campaign collected more than 500 items last year, which resulted in at least one new outfit — shirt, pants and shoes — for each of the children at the Road Home and those living in affordable housing. For more information about the campaign, visit