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Students double up on school supplies thanks to donation


About 300 students at Franklin Elementary School in Cape Girardeau got more school supplies on Wednesday.

This is all part of a donation from Newell Rubbermaid after the school was selected to be part of a $3 million donation in school supplies in it's Third Annual Global Day of Service campaign.

Newell Rubbermaid worked with The Kids In Need Foundation, which provides free school supplies nationally to students most in need.

The school supplies consisted of notebooks, pens, folders and other items in backpacks that were given out to every student at Franklin Elementary.

Students say it's important to have school supplies so they can have the necessary equipment to be able to learn.

Ron Farrow, Franklin Elementary principal, said even though the school year has already started, and everyone has some supplies, it always benefits the students to have the extra supplies in case they need them.

Students lined up and gathered their new backpacks and school supplies on Wednesday afternoon. While some of these students are carrying home a backpack on each shoulder, Farrow said it is actually a good thing.

Farrow said these backpacks and school supplies sometimes don't last all year. These extra supplies will help parents' out-of-pocket expenses when it comes to replenishing any supplies the students may need later in the year.

Rubbermaid is donating 10,000 backpacks for students and 8,200 "Teacher Toolboxes" for teachers beginning Wednesday through the end of the school year nationwide as part of the campaign.

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