Approaching school year spurs donations

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WICHITA, Kan. -- The school year is getting near and some students do not have the basic supplies they need.

The KAKEland School Supply Landslide was gathering donations at the Sedgwick County Zoo on Saturday. Every year KAKE-TV hosts the supply drive, where people can donate paper, glue, pencils and other school supplies.

Diane Kill brought out some school supplies to give away. "They [students] always feel like they are behind, because they don't have the things that they need, like the other kids have," Kill said.

In addition to that donation drive, Wichita area Walmart's and their partners held a backpack give away. It was the second year for the event. In 2013, they gave away 2,000 backpacks; this year expect to give away 3,000 backpacks.

Inside the backpacks there were all sorts of school supplies and goodies for the kids. Tonya Fisher went to the event with her child. "I think it would be hurtful for them if they did not have the supplies they needed," Fisher said as she waiting in line for a backpack.

If you want to donate school supplies, KAKE-TV will be accepting them until August 24th at the main studio, 1500 N West St. Drop them off during business hours Monday through Friday.

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