Citizens Bank collecting "Gear for Grades"
If you're a parent or if you have been in a department store lately, you know it's already time to think about back to school shopping. While it may be easy for you to fill up a cart with everything your child needs, the same cannot be said for many families in need. Megan Cruz has the details of how you can help this year.
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NEW YORK -- Citizens Bank is making sure children have everything they need when they go back to school this fall. They're kicking off their "Gear for Grades" initiative today.
People can donate new school supplies like pencils, folders, glue, and notebooks at any Citizens Bank branch. Organizers say it is often hard for low income families to provide the essentials, and this drive helps.
2,500 low-income New York students will get new backpacks and school supplies through the program.
You can drop off any supplies to Citizen's bank from now until August 10th.