School is in, but some students are still without the pencils and notebooks they need for class.
That’s why four local businesses and organizations are donating 500 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to Fresno Unified youngsters.
About 500 students at 10 local elementary schools are getting the bags as early as next week.
Shana Kemp, Fresno Unified communications analyst, said the gifts from Clear Channel, Wal-Mart, the Fresno Grizzlies and the Fresno County Office of Education come as part of a few back-to-school donation drives run over the summer.
Even with the donations, she said there are likely students who still need supplies.
“The 500 I’m sure doesn't reach everyone we would love to reach,” she said, “But we’ll get more donations in the coming weeks and we’ll do more things like this.”
The backpacks will be given to students at Lowell Elementary, Columbia Elementary, Calwa Elementary, King Elementary, Burroughs Elementary, Carver Academy, Kirk Elementary, Sequoia Middle School, Addams Elementary and Fort Miller Middle School.
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