Annual ‘School Supplies for Kids’ program asking for donations

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Messiah Lutheran Church and the Champaign County Kiwanis Club are collecting school supply donations through August 17 as part of their 27th annual School Supplies for Kids program.

They are in need of financial donations, which can be mailed to the church at 1013 East Lawn Ave. in Urbana with a “School Supplies” memo.

Packaging will take place from 10 am to noon on weekdays, and again from 6 pm to 8 pm from Monday through Thursday.

The supplies will be distributed on August 17 from 9 am until noon.

Anyone with questions should call the church secretary at 937-653-4110 from 9 am until 2 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Last year, over 789 Champaign County children were helped by this drive.

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