Going back to school can be a fun time when you shop for your new backpack, school supplies, and brand new school supplies. But for some getting new items from school is not so easy.
That is why Prairie View Prevention is holding a back to school fair.
But, before it can get underway, Prairie View Prevention partners with Lewis Drug looking for donations to hand out.
They need new socks and underwear for children, whose family may not be able to afford these items.
The bin is empty now at the Lewis Drug on 41st Street and Minnesota but they hope to collect hundreds socks and underwear. They want to make sure every child has these things and feels good about themselves on their first day of school.
“There is a surprising number of individuals and families in our area who can't afford some of the basics for their kids before they go back to school and that impacts the kids pretty dramatically,” Store Manager Bob Deaton said.
You can drop off donations at any Lewis Drug store in Sioux Falls and they'll be handed out at next month's Celebrating Families Back to School Fair.
The August 10th event at the Coliseum will also give families access to essential services, including health and vision screenings. Last year more than 700-children attended.
We'll have more on the Back To School Fair and how you can help on this week's Inside KELOLAND.