The start of a new school year can be a fun and exciting time for a lot of kids.
Many parents, on the other hand, are dreading the cost of school supplies, new clothes, and other expenses that go along with back to school.
Right now one local organization is reaching out to businesses and community members for help.
Over the weekend, the North Wheeling Community Youth Center held their Stuff A Bus event.
They asked shoppers at a local Wal-Mart to purchase supplies that would later be given away at their Adopt-A-Student Program on August 8.
“We are helping from Kindergarten to college if you have a need, we just ask that you take what you need and leave what you don’t need for someone else,” said Reverend Darrell Cummings of the Bethlehem Apostolic Temple in Wheeling. “We had somebody that came up to us and had kids of their own. They told us that when they were in the third grade we helped them. So we have been doing this for a long time, for an entire generation and we want to help the next generation.”
In addition to supplies– hair cuts and dental exams will be offered to students. The supplies will be given away August 8th in North Wheeling.