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School supplies drive helps students in need

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HYSC members Caroline Merrick, Olivia Phillips, Miranda Norvell and Meg Hunt. (PHOTO: Hanover County)

HYSC members Caroline Merrick, Olivia Phillips, Miranda Norvell and Meg Hunt. (PHOTO: Hanover County)

HYSC members Caroline Merrick, Olivia Phillips, Miranda Norvell and Meg Hunt.  (PHOTO: Hanover County)

HYSC members Caroline Merrick, Olivia Phillips, Miranda Norvell and Meg Hunt. (PHOTO: Hanover County)

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – More than 30 volunteers gathered at Oak Knoll Middle School in Hanover this month to sort school supplies donated to county schools.

During the Ready, Set, School! sorting event, the volunteers counted supplies left in donation trucks that were parked outside of the Rutland Kroger and the Ashland Wal-Mart during Virginia’s tax-free weekend earlier this month.

“I was contacted by businesses, individual citizens, parenting groups, youth and faith-based organizations all seeking to help our County’s children to start the school year off with the items they need to be successful,” Hanover County Department of Community Resources Youth Services Specialist Laura Robertson said in a statement released to the media. “They were all very eager to help out and our dedicated volunteers made collection and sorting efforts a breeze. It’s a great feeling knowing that the hundreds of school children will benefit from these efforts.”