Classroom Collections brings in supplies for students

Friday, August 3, 2012
Members of the 12 different contributing companies that helped bring in the school supplies for the Classrooms Collections, the supplies that will be used during the school year. (Photo by Mark Schafer)

Every student needs a few things in order to succeed in school.

Every student needs a few things in order to succeed in school.

Topping the list are basic school supplies. However, for 524 Spencer school students those basic school supplies would not be attained if not for the help of the local community.

A forklift lifts some of the $9000 worth of school materials that were collected for the Classrooms Collections project this year. (Photo by Mark Schafer)

With contributions coming from 12 different companies and clubs from around the city of Spencer and surrounding area, the donations came pouring in, and on Thursday were unloaded by the pallet load, with just a few weeks before the start of school.

The annual event ran from July 1- 27, with several different locations collecting donations that ranged from cash donations to entire school supply sets.

All the donations helped out the 524 Spencer school students that would not be able to afford school necessities.

The three pallet loads of boxes totaled $9,000 worth of school supplies donated to the event. Major contributors to the project ranged from banks to two different Kiwanis Club organizations. National companies as large as Wal-Mart and Eaton Corp also donated to the project.

It is the 22nd year of the event and it was co-sponsored by KICD, Lite 104.9, CD 107.7 and the Southpark Mall.

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  • This is great and thank you to those that donate.

    Though I'm sad that educating our citizens is dependent on the charitable whims of others that may not always be able or willing to help.

    A solution would be a guaranteed reliable access to education created by and for all people.

    -- Posted by helped_myself on Fri, Aug 3, 2012, at 9:53 AM
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