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Charity gives students school tools

CHAMPAIGN -- Several kids walked away ready to go back to school.
CHAMPAIGN -- Several kids walked away ready to go back to school. Salt and Light hosted a family resource day. Churches and families adopted a child and their school shopping list.

About 150 walked away with all the supplies they need to be ready for class. Bags were packed with the usual supplies, but some even walked away with more like tissues and Ziploc bags.

Salt and Light's executive director understands how important the giveaway is for families. The event wasn't just a giveaway. It included games, food and music.

The average bag was worth $50 - $70. Next year, organizers plan to target schools with the highest number of low-income students.
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