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An update on school supplies drive

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- An update on school supplies drive. KNDU has teamed up with 10 local Walmart stores to raise money and get school supplies for families that cannot afford them.

Walmart also recognizes school cuts and it working to help teachers too because a lot of times teachers will use their own money to help supplement in the classroom.

Walmart Manager Lamar Cloy says "a lot of teachers do things out of pocket and so they go out and provide those things kids need and it's really a big thing. Again on a more personal note to myself that we are going out there and doing everything we can to ensure we are supporting our local community."

Money raised from local Walmart stores goes directly to the school district and families in the area. Walmart has pre-bagged supplies for under $5. Cash donations are accepted and bins are located at each Walmart entrance. Donations are being accepted in several stores in the Mid-Columbia area and parts of Oregon.

Right now the stores have raised more than $5,788 dollars combined with the Kennewick district taking the lead with over $1,089.