The Times West Virginian

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July 9, 2014

Funds dedicated to backpacks for needy kids

FAIRMONT — More students in Marion County will be going to school in August with supplies thanks to donations.

One significant donation came Wednesday from the Marion County Commission. During the meeting, commissioners made a motion to donation to Marion County Starts Smart $3,000.

The money will go toward the effort to meet students’ needs for backpacks and school supplies in Marion County. Each child in Marion County that registers will receive a backpack with school supplies in it.

The project, is endorsed by the Greater Fairmont Council of Churches.

Financial donations can be given to the project until Aug. 14. On Aug. 15, volunteers will pack and prepare the backpacks to give away on Aug. 16 at the Marion County Election Center

Marion County Starts Smart is hoping to raise $10,000 for 1,000 backpacks. To register a child, parents and guardians can do so at the Marion County Starts Smart Facebook page.

Find the full story in Friday's Times West Virginian, available at newsstands or through home delivery by calling 304-367-2525 or 304-367-2527.

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