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FULTON COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Alocal charity is gearing up to send kids back to school with all the suppliesthey need, but they're asking for the community's help.

TheUnited Way of Fulton County is getting ready to hand out backpacks and schoolsupplies to more than 1,000 kids. They have teamed up with the Job and FamilyServices Department to find families in need and collect the supplies.

Nowthey need volunteers to help out on distribution days and make sure thesupplies get to those in need.

"[Thefamilies] simply can't afford to purchase all of these supplies. It's gettingquite expensive," said Executive Director Gina Saaf. "This gives them the toolsthey need to be successful and learn the most that they can while they're at school."

Ifyou're interested in volunteering, call the United Way office at 419-337-9606.

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