DHT - Tools for School campaign underway

 The United Way is helping to make sure all students have enough supplies when they go back to school in September.

The Tools for School partnership between United Way, several businesses and the Peace Wapiti, Grande Prairie Catholic and public school districts sees a busload full of supplies sent out to schools in need.

"There are many children in our community who arrive at school without even the most basic school supplies," said United Way's Brenda Yamkowy, who organizes the program.

Last year more than 3,850 backpacks filled with school supplies, and amounting to $24,381 in value, were distributed. If that seems like a lot, Yamkowy said there really are that many students in need.

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