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Adopt-A-Student needs your help!

AdoptAStudentIt’s that time of year again and the Adopt-A-Student Program needs your help! From an email I received yesterday:

Norfolk Shelters                     154
Suffolk                                        16
Portsmouth                                 8

We could still get more kids and certainly need to have the 178 listed above adopted. If you have been debating on helping us out PLEASE ACT NOW!

This weekend is a Sales Tax Holiday on school supplies, so it’s a great time to help. You can call the program at  (757)499-9221 or email them.

I wrote about the program last year for the Virginian-Pilot. This year, I’ve adopted two students – a 10-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl. I was afraid I’d forget the sales tax holiday, so I picked up all of the supplies – except the backpacks – a few weeks ago. I’ll be heading out this weekend to get the two backpacks.

I know there are a lot of school supplies programs out there. But this one is different in that you are helping an individual child. That’s what drew me to the program.

Please consider participating.

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