Many children went back to school with supplies, thanks to a generous community and some hard-working volunteers and staff at a local non-profit agency. The Fannin County Children’s Center gave school supplies to 515 students from all over the county.
This year was the 22nd year in a row that the Children’s Center has provided free school supplies to needy families. This year’s number of students served was down a little over last year when 588 students were assisted.
“Once again, this effort would not be possible without so many generous donors, as well as our dedicated volunteers and staff,” said Sandy Barber, Executive Director of the Children’s Center. Many local individuals, families, churches, businesses and other organizations contributed pencils, crayons, markers, paper, notebooks, cash and other items to the project. Several individual volunteers and several church groups volunteered their time to organize and prepare supplies for the distribution.