POSTED: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 7:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Children across the area were given all the essentials they need for the start of school and it was all for free!
The donations were provided by the Community Back to School Seminar. It gave families the chance to come get their children school supplies all donated by people and businesses across the area.
Over 2,500 school bags and supplies were given out to children in need. Organizers say this is a great way to help our kids succeed in the classroom.
“No kid wants to go to school without the supplies they need because he's not going to be successful,” said one of the organizers. “He sees other kids and his peers have their supplies and he don't have his that’s not a good tool."
"It's my first year of high school so I am excited," said student, Brent Jones.
The students were also educated on school safety, awareness, zero tolerance and bullying.