Last Friday, August 28th, the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with Eighth Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo to collect school supplies for local children. Staff and volunteers of both offices set up at the Laurens Chick-fil-A drive through, while members of the community stopped by to deliver a variety of school supplies from 9AM to 2PM. There was a fantastic turnout!
The following day, the Sheriff’s Office partnered with local radio station WLBG to disperse supplies collected. Children happily chose their own book-bags donated by Reverend Sims and filled them with everything needed to start their school year off right.
This week, LCSO staff organized remaining supplies to be delivered to children residing at the local Safe Home and to families being assisted by Family Promise of Laurens County. Book-bags, paper, and other items were then taken to area schools for those in need.
Overall, 275 Laurens County children received book-bags and supplies! We would like to thank everyone who donated towards this supply drive. We greatly appreciate your kindness and generosity.
The American Legion stopped by the supply drive and presented a check of $500 to be used for school supplies.