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Students get free school supplies in Elkhart

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Back 2 School Elkhart was trying to help parents out today by giving away free school supplies.  At Concord Mall they were giving students folders, notebooks, and pencils.  They also handed out 2,000 back packs and 1,000 pairs of shoes.  Organizers said it helps kids self esteem to have new material for the start of the school year.  "For some of these kids it's the difference of walking with their head high and feeling validated or walking with their heads low and feeling ashamed," said James Taylor with Back 2 School Elkhart.

This is the 5th year of the event.  Organizers say throughout all the years they've helped about 24 thousand children.

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