9 School Tools drive officially underway

CHARLOTTE — Even though the summer sun is beating down, the new school year is right around the corner.

And that means the annual 9 School Tools drive is now underway.

The feeling of having the perfect notebook or backpack to start the school year can make a world of difference for students.

“In my head, I’m like, it’s just a backpack, but to them, that’s where they keep all of their belongings, which makes them who they are,” said teacher Jordan White.

>> Channel 9′s Elsa Gills delves into how much the need for school supplies has grown and how you can help, in the video at the top of the page.

Click here for donation locations and learn more about how you can help. The most needed items haven’t changed: Pencils, glue sticks, notebooks and paper.

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