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Operation Backpack collecting school supplies for area children

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BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - With the first day of school right around the corner, some community members are helping get kids ready to begin.

The Wade Center is currently collecting school supplies through "Operation Backpack."

The group's goal is to collect enough items to stuff 80 to 100 backpacks.

The bags will then be distributed on Aug. 8 at the Wade Center on a first come, first serve basis.

"We are looking to give them to kids in this community," said Wade Center Director Jessica McDaniel. "A lot of them will be Wade Center kids that come here, but if there is a need then you just come and grab a backpack before they run out."

"Operation Backpack" will be collecting school supplies Thursday from 12 until 6 p.m. at the Kmart on Cumberland Road in Bluefield.

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