For some parents who are down on their luck, the Dan River Baptist Association comes to their rescue. For six years they've ran a school supplies office for kids in need in Halifax County Schools.
Around this time though, their supplies run out quickly because the need so great. They keep afloat with local churches and organizations, and are also asking members of the community to donate so they don't run out.
"The excitement, as one of the principals shared with me, when she saw the eyes of that student when she handed her the book bag, and she said is this mine? So it's making a difference," said Dot Carr, Dan River Baptist Association Associational Coordinator.
If you'd like to donate, call the Dan River Baptist Association at 434-572-2608.