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School supplies given today


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The Community Volunteer Program headed by Johnny Gonzales will hold one a school supplies giveaway today.

Youth from kindergarteners to college students will be given school supplies and backpacks at the event, starting at 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. This year, the organization also has been given some wheelchairs and other items for special needs students, Gonzales said.
So far, 780 children have registered to receive supplies, but Gonzales said that people who haven’t signed up yet can come by during the event to fill out applications for the next giveaway, which probably will occur later next week.

He said he expects his organization to serve more than 1,000 students this fall. The program has been providing free supplies to school children for more than 35 years.
People interested in registering for assistance or donating cash or school supplies can stop by the Elks Lodge today or contact Gonzales at 575-317-1769, 1101 Caminisito St., or P.O. Box 2790, Roswell, NM 88202.

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