LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Distribution for the Tools For School program is set for this weekend. The Salvation Army with the help of News 18 and other area businesses started collecting supplies last month and hope to serve 1,000 students this year.
Families that qualify for the program can get everything a child will need to start the school year. Including notebooks, pencils and folders.
The event is moving from the Salvation Army building to the Lafayette Adult Reading Academy across the street in the old Washington Elementary school. LARA Director Trish Maxwell says these supplies set kids up for success.
"Every school administrator will tell you that there's nothing more important than the first day of school. That every person is in place. That kids are coming to school ready and excited. There's nothing better than thinking that they're each going to come in with a backpack on their back, ready to go with supplies and a smile on their face." said Maxwell.
Tools for School supply pick-up is Saturday from 9 until noon at 1100 Elizabeth Street in Lafayette. The program is open to all students in the Lafayette School Corporation, Tippecanoe School Corporation and Benton Community Schools.
Parents need to bring a Picture I-D, a Social Security card or Medicaid card for each child and proof of family income. Parents are also asked to bring a supply list from their child's school.
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