By Philippe Djegal - email
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - For kids, school supplies are their learning tools and without their tools - they can't learn.
That's why the organization PATH, or People Attempting to Help, and Gap Broadcasting teamed up at the mall in Tyler, collecting supplies for more than 60 schools in Smith County.
Their goal is to fill a school bus up with supplies and drop them off to needy children in August.
"When a child who is six years old is coloring with crayons that are broken and there are only three or four in a box, they're not able to produce," said PATH community outreach coordinator, Becky Duncan. "Just like we're not without our supplies at work."
PATH says they collected more than 4,500 supplies today. They'll be back at the mall in Tyler from 9a.m. until 3p.m. on Saturday, July 25th. So, if you'd like to donate some supplies - drop by.