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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- There are more than 53,000 students in the Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County School Districts. Approximately 20,000 of these students are economically disadvantaged children. Many are from single-parent families, and many of the children come to school each year lacking the basic school supplies needed for classroom work.

The Heart of Arkansas United Way saw a need to try to address the needs of these children and to help prevent early school failure for at risk youth. Since that time the program has expanded to other counties served by the Heart of Arkansas United Way.

Each year, THV 11 partners with the United Way to help provide school supplies for these children. We are thrilled to have Clear Channel Radio partnering with us this year as well. The school supple drive will be held July 28th - August 1st from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. We will be at the following locations:

Monday, July 28th, 2014 – Bryant Wal-Mart

Located at: 400 Bryant Avenue, Bryant, AR

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 - West Little Rock Wal-Mart (Bowman/Chenal)

Located at: 700 Bowman Road, Little Rock, AR

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 – Maumelle Wal-Mart (Maumelle Blvd)

Located at: 12001 Maumelle Blvd, North Little Rock, AR

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - Jacksonville Wal-Mart

Located at: 2000 John Harden Drive, Jacksonville, AR

Friday, August 1st, 2014 - Baseline Wal-Mart (Little Rock)

Located at: 8801 Baseline Road, Little Rock, AR

Some of the items needed the most include:

  • Backpacks (clear or Mesh)
  • Elmers Glue (large bottle)
  • Glue Sticks
  • Scissors (both sharp and children's Fiskar)
  • Crayola Crayons (24 Count Boxes)
  • Watercolors (PRANG)
  • Pencils #2
  • Cap Erasers
  • Folders with pockets and brads (red, blue, yellow)
  • Notebook Paper (Wide Ruled)
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Box of Tissue
  • Index Cards 3"X5"
  • Ink Pens (Red, Black, and Blue)
  • Ziplock Bags (Both Gallon and Quart Size)
  • Composition Notebooks 9 1/2 X 7 1/2
  • Highlighters (yellow)
  • Hand Sanitizer (12 oz)
  • Plastic School Box (Cigar Box Size)
  • 3 Ring Binder (1")
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