Project Fresh Start Prepares for Saturday

Believe it or not, it's back to school season already! And the United Way of Portage County Volunteer Center is making sure your child is ready for it.

Project Fresh Start is an annual drive that provides first day of school supplies to children who qualify. Saturday, about 1,300 students will be given supplies like pencils and book bags at Ben Franklin Junior High School in Stevens Point.

For the past two months, organizers have been collecting and arranging supplies that were all donated.

"It really adds up and places a burden on families that might not be able to afford it," said Kayla Rombalski, the volunteer center director, "This is just one less stress for them. They're able to come through, get their supplies and really have a great start to the new school year.

Eligible participants had to complete a registration form by August 3rd. But if you're in need, more school supplies will be handed out at Almond-Bandcroft School in Almond. You can register on site for that day, August 28th.

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