Fair Saint Louis to host school supply drive - KMOV.com

Fair Saint Louis to host school supply drive

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

ST. LOUIS -- Fair Saint Louis, in partnership with John Legend’s Show Me Campaign, KMOV News 4, and Schnucks will host a school supply drive on both days of Fair Saint Louis (July 3 and July 4) and throughout the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts (July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24).

School supplies will be donated to KidSmart, Missouri’s only Free Educational Supply Store that supplies 45,000 local kids in need with $4 million worth of free school supplies throughout each school year.

John Legend, a strong advocate for the need for education reform and providing all American kids with a quality education, founded the Show Me Campaign which promotes using education to break the cycle of poverty

The six-time Grammy Award winner will headline the Budweiser Main Stage at Fair Saint Louis on Saturday, July 3 at 8 p.m. and his visit to St. Louis is about more than performing, it's a unique opportunity to reach out and educate the community while also asking the community to unite in this cause and help in their own backyards.

How can the community help?

•Head to your local Schnucks store and pick up a school supply -- pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, crayons, etc...

•When you enter the main entrance of Fair Saint Louis, near the KMOV News 4 studios, at Memorial and Market, look for the giant Schnucks grocery cart and deposit your school supplies to help “Fill the cart.”

•All school supplies will be donated to KidSmart, who provides free school supplies for St. Louis children in need so they are fully equipped to learn and succeed.

Through the work KidSmart performs the organization knows that supplies are necessary for learning and also for creasing high self-esteem and motivation. By giving St. Louis children the tools they desperately need for school, KidSmart puts them on track for success and helps shape a bright future for the next generation. Since opening in 2002, KidSmart has distributed $15 million dollars worth of free month for St. Louis children in need to equip all of students in need with basic school supplies and enriching educational resources.

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