Help make sure kids have the Write Stuff for school

It's officially August -- which means it's time to kick off "The Write Stuff" campaign, and 13News Now is a proud sponsor.

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- The new school year is just around the corner, and so throughout the entire month of August, we are partnering with Chick-fil-A, Walmart, Walmart Marketplace, Rutter Mills, and the Salvation Army to make sure students get the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom.

The Write Stuff is a community project where we collect new and packaged school supplies for kids in need.  People can drop off the items at area Walmarts or Chick-fil-As. Chick-fil-A is also offering a coupon for donations.

The Salvation Army will then pick up all the donated school supplies and distribute them to families. The most needed items include backpacks, binders, pencils, notebooks, and scissors.

Our viewers have generously donated items like these for more than 20 years through this school supply drive. Last year, more than 3,000 students alone were helped thanks to your generosity.

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