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Back-to-School Supply Events in Weakley County

WEAKLEY COUNTY (July 17) — Many events are being held in Weakley County for students and families to prepare for the start of school. School supplies and uniforms are being donated across the county for families in need.
Santa’s Helpers in Dresden sold remaining school supplies at a discounted price Wednesday, July 15, and sold out after two days. The money raised from this sale benefits the organization’s Christmas baskets given to children every year. Santa’s Helpers also hosted two school uniform giveaways for students. The clothing items were donated from organizations and families in Weakley County.
Santa’s Helpers will not be hosting a backpack giveaway this year. In previous years, backpacks filled with school supplies were ordered and donated to families for free. The decision to not provide the backpack giveaway was due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many supplies from last year’s event were never picked up. Instead, Santa’s Helpers is giving away school clothing to anyone in need.
Ralston Baptist Church of Martin held its Annual Supplies for Kids event Saturday, July 18. Members of the church and MTD donated school supplies and polos to be given to K-12 students throughout the county.
This year the church gave out supplies in a drive-thru fashion so families did not have to leave their vehicles. Families received a bag of school supplies and all middle- and high-school students received two polo shirts.
The City of Greenfield is providing school supplies to all Greenfield School students in grades K-5. Students on the first day of school will come to class and receive school supplies packed and ready for them to use. The supplies are donated by the City of Greenfield, area churches, businesses and organizations.
WE CARE Ministries took applications for families in need of school supplies this year. The organization recently announced a postponement of distribution of school supplies, which was to be held Thursday. A reschedule date has not been announced.
Martin families received good news last week when the Charger Foundation announced it is providing school supplies to all students attending Martin schools. More than 1,700 students this year will be receiving supplies. Donations are being accepted for the Charger Foundation, but not required for this giveaway.

Santa’s Helper director Lou Ann Powers (right) assists a back-to-school shopper Wednesday, July 17, 2020, at the organization’s thrift store in downtown Dresden.

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