Local promotion sees 68 kits of school supplies distributed locally

Staff reporter

Thanks to the generous support of many individuals in the area and major sponsor Value Drug Mart, students in central Alberta returned to school with all the tools they’ll need to hit the books through the Kitz 4 Kidz program.

In Rimbey alone 68 kits were sold while an additional $115 was raised through in-store donations during the sixth annual campaign that collectively saw over $17,000 worth of school supplies collected at franchises throughout Alberta and British Columbia during the four-week promotion this year.

Over the past six years, Value Drug Mart has provided school supplies for less-fortunate students who were unable to begin the school year with the basic necessities. If parents are unable to provide their children with the required school supplies, they were encouraged to contact the school and/or the local Family and Community Support Services, which distributed the kits.

This year’s campaign ran from Aug. 2 to Aug. 30.

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