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Local Group Collecting School Supplies

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EUGENE, Ore. — The list of supplies kids need when they go back to school continues to grow, and for many families it’s money they just don’t have.

That’s why the Boys and Girls Club is looking to collect items for its families.

Of the 950 kids at the Boys and Girls Club, 84 percent are below the poverty line.

The club is collecting new or gently used clothing, supplies and backpacks, even shoes, socks and underwear. The club says the average cost for all those items about $50.

“If two people put together for $25 apiece, they’ve made back to school an amazing experience for a child who can’t have that experience,” said Kassey Mosher, executive director of Boys and Girls Club.

You can drop off donations at Gap, Ninkasi, Kendall Auto, the Downtown Athletic Club (Eugene), and the Boys and Girls Club.

The club will hand out donations during its back to school events the last week of August.

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