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08/10/07 - Lufkin

Hundreds Showed Up for School Supply Giveaway

by Ramonica R. Jones

Hundreds of East Texas families showed up for the Salvation Army's school supply giveaway.   The first parent was at the door at 7:00 a.m. Friday morning. The school supply drive didn't start until 9:00 a.m.

About a thousand children got a free bag of notebooks, paper and pens to start the school year off right. This is the fifth year the Salvation Army has held the giveaway for Angelina County kids.

Captain Hank Harwell said, "They have to choose between 'do I buy five sets of uniforms for each kid and the supplies or what do I have to sacrifice'? We don't want them to have to worry about where their supplies are going to come from."  

Any leftover school supplies from Friday's giveaway will be donated to Angelina County schools.

Barbara Anthony knows just how expensive pens, pencils and paper can get. She's the mother of six children, two of them are still in school.

"It's hard to get the school supplies," said Anthony. "It makes it very difficult when you can't afford it."

If it weren't for the Salvation Army, Anthony said she'd have to spend more than a $100 to get her two kids the school supplies they need each year. Before the agency started the now annual event, her kids would go to school with only a few of the things they needed.

"I know a lot of parents appreciate it because when you're trying to get their school supplies and their clothes too, it's very expensive," Anthony said. 

If your kids are in need of school supplies for the fall semester, several area churches and non-profit groups are planning school supply drives over the next two weeks.

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