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River Market Antique Mall hosts drive to gather school supplies

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For some families school supplies are just too expensive, but a local school supplies drive is working to help a group children who are in need of assistance before heading back to school.

The collection is part of a much bigger project called "Green Bags for School Supplies." At the Kansas City River Market Antique Mall, there is a group of bins and each bin has a child's name as well as a list of supplies that the child needs. Everything from basic school supplies such as crayons, notebooks and backpacks to clothes and toys is included in the list.

The store is also accepting additional items like shampoo, toothpaste and tooth brushes.

"It's not just these 10,” Larnce Jordan with River Market Antique Mall said. “There are hundreds, maybe thousands in the city that need this same kind of help. We just try to do what we can. Our little part. If everyone else can do the same, then we can fix some of it."

The school supply drive goes until August 16th. Click here for more information.