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United Way drive brings school supplies to needy

 

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The Golden Triangle community is needed to help stuff a bus full of school supplies for local students on Friday and Saturday. 

 


WCBI-TV, the United Way of Lowndes County, the Junior Auxiliary Starkville and West Point chapters and Wal-Mart are partnering in an effort to provide supplies for the upcoming school year. 

 


"Shop at Wal-Mart July 24 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and July 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to pick up a few school supplies to help us stuff the bus," said United Way Director Jan Ballard. "Just visit the school supply aisle for a list of items and drop them off on your way out of the store." 

 


United Way will collect the supplies, sort and deliver the items to local school districts. 

 


Volunteers are needed to help collect school supplies; to volunteer, contact United Way Project Coordinator Megan Coughlin at 662-327-0807. 

 


Volunteers will be located at both ends of the Columbus Wal-Mart store, with boxes to collect school supplies, and will be available to answer questions. 

 


Volunteer shifts last for two hours. 

 


"The extra hands would be great," said Coughlin. "Grab a co-worker or a friend and help us stuff the bus Friday." 

 


 

 

 

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Article Comment Brandi Ray commented at 7/30/2009 9:27:00 PM:

I have 5 children and am on a limited income, get no child support for 3 children and have 4 starting school this year. My fiance works very hard to support our family but between rent and bills we have nothing left over for supplies and new clothes.
We need help desperately. We are trying to buy our home so that our children have a place to grow up in and will not have to move every other year and we need a little bit of help. Can you help us?

 

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