Children in need receive backpacks and school supplies -

Children in need receive backpacks and school supplies

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Thanks to the generosity of others, hundreds of local children will start the school year with brand new school supplies.

St. Louis Realtors and The Boys and Girls Club partnered to stuff backpacks full of school supplies.

More than 400 kids received the backpacks on Wednesday and a total of 800 scored new school supplies.

"School supplies are very expensive, but that's the whole idea is to be able to provide for the children in need and the ones that get the backpacks are so excited and to see their faces when they get the backpacks is extraordinary," said Kay Neurnberger of St. Louis Realtors.

"Putting an emphasis on education, helping young people be prepared for school is the first stop. We provide support by encouraging them to attend school on a regular basis," said Flint Fowler of Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis.

Students are selected to receive the backpacks based on grade and need.

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