Local Groups Help Students in Need With Back to School Essentials

By KOLR10 News

Published 07/26 2014 10:40AM

Updated 07/26 2014 11:08AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- The Christian County Elks lodge is helping students in need by donating school supplies for the upcoming school year.

Christian County Elks Lodge #2777 will assist 160 needy children in the area with much needed school supplies.

From 9 am until 1 pm at the Walmart Supercenter in Ozark 160 children from the Least of These organization will be provided a $100 shopping trip to get clothing, shoes, school supplies, and other essentials.

The Elks' Back to School Shopping Spree is an annual event which provided 80 to 100 children with back to school clothing in 2013.

The groups contribute an increase in the number of students to receive aid to generous contributions from area businesses and individuals. 

To contribute to this program, or contribute to a school supplies fund contact Elks Lodge #2777 here.

If you or someone you know is in need, applicants can pre-qualify for this and other programs by contacting Least Of These, Inc., on their website.

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