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Help stock supplies at local schools

By Staff
Imagine you're struggling to keep the lights on at home. Buy groceries. Fill the gas tank. Now, imagine that you also need school supplies for your children.
Every year, children start school without the basic tools they need. It's sad, but true. Teachers spend an average of $500 or more of their own money each year to provide basic supplies for their students, but it's not enough.
You can help becoming part of the solution by supporting the Franklin County Times' Schoolhouse Stock Supply Drive, July 16 through August 10.
All supplies collected through the drive go directly to the city and county schools.
You can donate basic supplies at the following locations: The Franklin County Times, First Metro Bank, Citizens Bank, Community Spirit Bank (Russellville, Vina and Red Bay branches), Bank Independent, Valley State Bank and Valley State Bank, Wal-Mart branch.
You can also donate supplies at Warehouse Furniture.