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Aug 1, 2013 3:11 PM by Rachel Cole - rcole@kristv.com

Help Students to Have a Successful School Year

CORPUS CHRISTI - Students are getting ready for a new school year and school supply lists for these kids have been posted. Once again KRIS Communications is teaming up with the United Way of the Coastal Bend, HEB and Goodwill to help local schools get supplies they need.

Parents say these events are so important to participate in. "It's very important because even at the age of three he uses school supplies," Krystina Perry said.

Moms like Perry say "Operation Supply our Students" is a big break for parents during tough times when money is tight.

"Kids that are in school right now they need them especially if they can't afford them and things like that, parents can use all the help they can get," Perry added.

Paper, folders, pencils, crayons and scissors are still needed. This year, the United Way estimates it will help about 60-thousand students.

When Operation SOS wraps up, the non-profit organization, along with 6 News, HEB and Goodwill Industries, hope to provide all the students with supplies.

"Donate for sure because you're helping somebody that is possibly scared to ask for help and things of that nature, donate, it'll be good for everybody," Perry said.

This year monetary donations will be best so that the United Way can purchase supplies in bulk and distribute to children in need.

Just 10 dollars provides one student with the basic supplies he or she needs for school.

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