School supply giveaway a success |
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More than 1,200 kids went back to school today with the school supplies they needed thanks to a Mid-South church's helping hands. 650 children received free backpacks and supplies Saturday at the Raleigh Church of Christ Community Center. 600 others got stuffed backpacks at LaRose Elementary, Agape's FIT Bent Tree Apartment tutoring program, and Agape's Powerlines ministry program at Ashton Hills Apartments.
Volunteers from the Memphis Urban Ministry and Highland Church of Christ donated money to purchase almost $20,000 worth of supplies for the kids. During the weeks leading up to the giveaway, volunteers opened boxes and stuffed backpacks or prepared for the Raleigh giveaway.
The groups have given away school supplies for those in need for more than 20 years.