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School Supplies

Posted by Heather Black | July 28, 2012 / 04:37pm | Local News
With living cost fluctuating it can be hard to find the means to buy school supplies for the students in your family.

In order for a child to succeed they must have the necessary tools to do so. With many Mississippi children living below the poverty level many go with out school supplies. The

United Way of Northeast Mississippi is trying to change that with a Back to School Resource Fair

"Today we have over 4,000 approximately 4,300 children that have registered for free school supplies and we have a lot of vendors out in the main floor as well, where they can get other free services," said Rick Willis.

Some of the free services includes free pants, backpacks, hygiene kits, and other supplies for students to get ready to learn. It's also a big stress reliever for parents.

"I think it relieves them as far as there worried about how they are going to pay for it if they have three or four kids how they are going to be able to pay for all the school supplies and this gives them the opportunity to register knowing what they are going to have supplies when school starts," said Willis.

"Parents don't have to worry about that their kids might fall behind because they don't have the right supplies," said Willis.

Having the right school supplies gives the student the tools to succeed.
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