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School supply donations from credit unions come at critical time

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Donations of school supplies in Yakima are lower than usual. The school district says they have not received as much as in years past. So the annual donations from credit unions in Yakima County are coming just in time. Volunteers are putting together thousands of folders filled with school supplies.

Workers in the Yakima School District see children get to school without the right supplies, and they lose valuable learning time. "It's pretty sad to show up at school and not be prepared to learn, and not have a pencil or a piece of paper. So we try our best," said Yakima School District spokeswoman Mary Beth Wright.

Still, some of the costs fall on the teachers. So the ten districts from Highland to Mabton that will receive the supplies say it is a big help.

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