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Back packs & school supplies for Flint children

Packing up school supplies.
Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio
Packing up school supplies.

More than a thousand backpacks are on their way to Flint school children.

This past week, volunteers unloaded a moving van filled with backpacks.

Rhetta Hunyady, with the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce, says they want to get these much-needed school supplies into the hands of children whose parents might not otherwise be able to afford to buy them what they need for school.

“And to let Flint kids know that people here in our community and outside of our community really care about who they are and helping them to be successful,” says Hunyady.

The backpacks were donated by Delta Dental, which also included tooth brushes with the other school supplies.