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Over $15,000 donated in back-to-school backpack drive in Jacksonville

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 10:17 AM CDT
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JACKSONVILLE, Texas (KLTV) - A back to school backpack drive raised over $15,000 in supplies, which were delivered to each Jacksonville school campus on Thursday.

“People in this community love people in this community, and they’re going to take care of them,” Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Chair Woman Shannon Hitt said.

The supplies were delivered by cheerleaders, football players, teachers, committee members, and sponsors, making it similar to a pep rally. The Back-to-School Backpack Drive was organized by The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Back-To-School Committee.

There was $12,281.09 donated in supplies. $2,730.00 donated in backpacks (400 backpacks), bringing the total to $15,011.09 donated this year. In addition to these donations, there will also be a photo of Walmart giving $2,500 grant to the Education Development Division Committee of the Chamber.

“It’s really great to see all the involvement and the excitement from the older kids being able to provide for the younger kids,” Hitt said.

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