Viewpoint: July 29, 2009

It's hard to believe summer break is almost over and it's time to start shopping for school supplies. Unfortunately, some families in our area are struggling just to make ends meet and to pay for the basics of food, clothing, and housing. We all know how important a good education is, but sadly, kids who don't have the tools they need for school can fall behind or even fail.

WAFB is once again partnering with the Livingston Parish Assessor's Office to sponsor the "Assess the Need" school supply drive. This program will provide school supplies to more than 2,000 needy children in Livingston Parish. You can choose to donate either items from our shopping list or make a cash donation.

Click here to find a list of basic school supplies and donation sites. With your help, more children in our community will have a better chance of success this school year.