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The Brightside Project will hold school drive to benefit Salem teachers

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The Brightside Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to helping low-income children in Columbiana County and surrounding areas reach their full potential is hosting a classroom supply drive to benefit teachers in the Salem City School District.

The non-profit is hoping to make the school year a little less challenging for some families who do not have the resources to purchase necessary school supplies. They are also hoping to help teachers so that they do not have to spend money out of their own pocket to cover the costs of these needs.

According to a press release, The Brightside Project is asking the community to help in filling a school bus with school supplies, by making donations of supplies, such as pencils, glue, crayons, markers, stickers, stamps, small incentive prizes, individually wrapped candies, Kleenex, assorted sizes of Ziploc bags and Clorox wipes.

The school bus will be parked in the Hofmeister Realty parking lot, located at 675 East State Street in Salem on Saturday, August 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Lisa Wallace, the Co-Director of The Brightside Project said, in the press release, "We know that teachers spend an average of $500 out of their own pocket during the school year to meet the needs of their students whether it's through supplies, food, clothing or other classroom needs.  We want to show our support and appreciation for everything they do for our community by helping offset that out of pocket cost for teachers by collecting supplies from the community and distributing them directly to the teachers."

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