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Volunteers needed to hand out school supplies in Fulton Co

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FULTON COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A local charity is gearing up to send kids back to school with all the supplies they need, but they're asking for the community's help.

The United Way of Fulton County is getting ready to hand out backpacks and school supplies to more than 1,000 kids. They have teamed up with the Job and Family Services Department to find families in need and collect the supplies.

Now they need volunteers to help out on distribution days and make sure the supplies get to those in need.

"[The families] simply can't afford to purchase all of these supplies. It's getting quite expensive," said Executive Director Gina Saaf. "This gives them the tools they need to be successful and learn the most that they can while they're at school."

If you're interested in volunteering, call the United Way office at 419-337-9606.

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