Lynchburg, VA - Local shoppers are helping kids get ready to go back to school. Delegate Scott Garrett sponsored a school supply drive Saturday.
Kroger and Wal-Mart teamed up to set up donation spots outside their stores in Lynchburg, Bedford and Amherst Counties.
Garrett was at the Wal-Mart on Wards Road Saturday morning encouraging shoppers to give what they could.
Garrett says these drives help teachers who would normally spend their own money buying supplies for their students. He says there has been a great response from the community.
"I've seen folks come in that I know for a fact don't have the resources , and yet they would come out and give us a packet of pencils or something like that. It's truly remarkable," said Garrett.
Volunteers collected computer paper, pencils, glue sticks and other things for the classroom. Garrett says he hopes to collect at least a truck-load of supplies.
The drive will be on until 6 p.m. Saturday. You can drop off donations at these locations:
Wal-Mart, 197 Madison Heights Square, Madison Heights
Wal-Mart, 3900 Wards Road, Lynchburg
Wal-Mart, 3227 Old Forest Road, Lynchburg
Kroger, 4119 Boonsboro Road, Lynchburg
Kroger, 15069 Forest Road, Forest