The Value Drug Mart Kitz 4 Kidz campaign has already surpassed last year’s kit purchases total in half the time.
Front store manager Leanne Coleman says last year 75 kits were purchased and 185 have been bought for far this year. “The community has really jumped in and been really awesome,” said Coleman.
The Kitz 4 Kidz campaign is a program Value Drug Mart has been involved with for the last eight years.
This year, along with partners Stationery, Stories and Sound and the FCSS, people can buy the kits for $5 or make donations, resulting in a charitable receipt, at the FCSS or the drug mart.
Stationery, Stories and Sound is also accepting donations for the program.
“The kits are donated to families in the community that are less fortunate who may not be able to afford school supplies for their children,” said Coleman.
The kits stay solely within the community, which Coleman thinks is a nice bonus for the community.
Kits sell to the end of August.
Value Drug Mart is also holding a contest in relation to the program. Those who buy and donate a kit have their name entered in a draw and are eligible to win a $500 Value Drug Mart gift card.