A partnership between news stations NBC 5 and Telemundo 39, with grocery stores Albertsons and Tom Thumb, has raised $578,362 for school supplies for 18,430 North Texas students. NBC 5 announced the news on its website.
According to the NBC 5 story, 2018’s drive raised nearly $200,000 more than the 2017 back-to-school drive.
“North Texas never fails,” said Connie Yates, Public Affairs Manager for Albertsons and Tom Thumb, in the article. “You ask them to help and they step right up. We are so thankful to all of the NBC 5 viewers, all the customers at Albertsons and Tom Thumb who stepped up.”
Volunteers with Communities in Schools worked to distribute the supplies to children in need last week. The recipients of the supplies will be children who are served by local organizations Communities in Schools and Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities.
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