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Local government asks for donated pens

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(Erie County Clerk's Office) (Erie County Clerk's Office)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - A county clerk in western New York is asking local businesses to donate  pens for the local auto bureau.

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs says that the Erie County Auto Bureau has had to buy 10,000 pens a year because customers walk away with them.

Jacobs says people walk away about about 250 pens a week.

So last year he asked local business owners to donate pens.  He received  13,000 pens with the businesses' names and logos on them.

Jacobs says the initial batch is running low, so he's appealing for more pens.

“These businesses actually want folks to take their pens so we thought it was a perfect solution,” said Jacobs.

Businesses interested in donating pens to promote their business can contact the Erie County Clerk’s Office at (716) 858-6985 or e-mail Thea.Tio@erie.gov.

The Erie County Auto Bureau has six permanent locations and five mobile locations throughout Erie County and assists approximately 500,000 motorists every year, according to Jacobs.
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