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School Supply Drive in Bloomfield helps get kids ready for the new year

Published: Aug. 5, 2020 at 10:21 AM CDT
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BLOOMFIELD, Iowa (KYOU) -As school draws nearer, many schools provide lists of supplies for each student.

But during these difficult times, having money to buy those supplies can be tough for some.

In Davis County, Iowa parents are getting some help.

The Davis County Hospital and Clinics works with sponsors across Davis County to give students the school supplies they’ll need.

Devyn Pitlick is the school supply drive project organizer.

“Our initial thought is that we want to provide this. School is still going to happen in school and in person.”

The big question was how to get fundraising. Many sponsors from across the Davis County community pitched in to help the project.

“So we had to make sure that fundraising possibilities were there to fund the project still. So we tackled that first and then we tried to figure out how we could do this in a safe manner.”

The solution was this: a drive-through school supply pickup.

It’s a simple process - check in, drive into the shed, and the school supplies are all in a backpack or bag. The supplies include a mask, and things like pencils and folders.

And the parents are grateful that the project managed to come together this year.

“It’s great, it’s very helpful. They have everything my kid needs for school. It’s fantastic.” said Jennifer Sedon-Garner.

“They do it every year but I’m glad they found a way of doing it with all this virus going on.” said Tanya Bridgeman.

For an upcoming school year full of challenges, organizers like Devyn Pitlick, are grateful to be able to help where they can.

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