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Marion Cares gives students in need school supplies

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MARION (KWWL) -

Some students in Linn County received school supplies and a sweet treat this afternoon.

Marion Cares spent the weekend handing out backpacks filled with school supplies to kids and families in need while hosting ice cream socials.

The faith-based organization helps families in the Linn-Mar and Marion Independent School Districts.

Volunteers gave out more than 200 backpacks this weekend, funded by donations.

"It's up to $75 for a backpack and supplies," said Joe Polzin, Executive Director of Marion Cares.  "We just feel like that's a really difficult thing for most people that are on free and reduced lunch."

Families had to pre-register for the backpacks handed out this weekend.

 

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