School Supply Santa ready to deliver classroom supplies

School Supply Santa ready to deliver classroom supplies
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BYRON CENTER, Mich. – While several students are back in school, most kids won’t be returning to the classroom until next week.

When they arrive, those facing financial constraints will prevent them from having the necessary supplies.

You may remember Denise Kooiker – the School Supply Santa – when FOX 17 introduced her last month as she was dropping off collection bins across Kent County.

On Tuesday, Santa’s helpers joined her for the big sorting party.

It’s a project that’s been taking place for seven years, growing each summer.

It’s an effort to try and meet the needs of students who don’t have what’s necessary to get through a day in the classroom.

“Everything is through donations,” said Kooiker. “There were the physical donations of items and others who gave financially.”

The donations benefit eight school districts: Kelloggsville, Wyoming, Godfrey Lee, Godwin, Vista Charter Academy, Byron Center and Kentwood.

“We packed backpacks; we packed pencils and markers and dry erase markers and kleenex and notebooks and folders and binders,” Kooiker said. “Everything a child needs really to get through school.”

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