(WTVM) - The United Way is now working with dozens of local businesses and independent donors to collect those needed supplies.
You have until July 18 to drop off school supplies for young students in Kindergarten through second grade.
United Way representatives are looking for the following items:
Event coordinators say without these supplies, many children wouldn't have anything to start the school year off right.
"The reason we chose the title one schools is because we were told by the school district that about 70 percent of the children in those schools are at the poverty level, and it's really hard sometimes for parents to come up with a backpack and supplies, especially if they have more than one child in school," said Denise Guthrie, Special Event Coordinator for United Way
The United Way will host a big collection day this upcoming Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Macon Road Library. You can also donate the above listed items at any time to: