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Hundreds of students receive school supplies in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

More than 300 students got a jump on back to school shopping thanks to the Urban Kids Project.

Children ages 6-12 were given supplies like notebooks, crayons and markers at the Shawnee Park Center.

One parent said that every little bit helps.

"It helps tremendously, a lot, because a lot of people aren't able to go get something that others are able to get, so that helps them start school off right without having to worry about not having the things that they need," Jamihia Walker, parent, said.

The project has been helping the community since 2011, when only seven children took advantage of the event.

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