Family Ministries distributes backpacks and school supplies to 243 children

Source: Live 5
Published: Aug. 14, 2021 at 7:43 AM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Tricounty Family Ministries says they were able to distribute school supplies to 243 children at Saturday’s back to school event.

Organizers say they wanted to send kids back to school in style, so they distributed backpacks and school supplies and COVID-19 vaccines were available.

The new backpacks distributed were filled with a pencil box, Crayons, colored pencils, washable markers, No. 2 pencils, pencil grips, pencil sharpener, glue sticks, erasers, index cards, blunt-tipped scissors, plastic folders, wide-ruled notebook or pad, tissues, backpack, assorted construction paper, lunch box or bag and a ruler.

“Today was incredible, to see so many neighbors coming together to help one another,” Tricounty Family Ministries Executive Director Rev. Kara Stewart said. “We heard so many people’s stories of how they’re struggling and what it meant to come here and get some encouragement and receive some supplies.”

Organizers say 243 children from 104 families received school supplies during Saturday’s event and 18 COVID-19 vaccines were distributed.

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