Our live broadcast from Edgewater Mall drew a lot of donors. Throughout the day, people opened up their wallets and their hearts to help out.
Barbara Shuttleworth of Woolmarket says there are so many children whose families don't have the money to buy school supplies, and she felt that she could try to help.
The biggest donation came from the Brett Favre Forward Foundation. They surprised us with a check for $5,000, plus, another $5,000 for schools in Hattiesburg.
But every dollar that goes into the collection box, will make a big difference. Instead of money, some folks brought us bags of supplies. B.J. Brashears and Latoya Harper wanted to do a good deed for the day. They were shopping and saw our broadcast, so they decided to buy some supplies.
Folks from the Gulfport Naval Home also collected supplies and pitched in more than $260 to the campaign. Pete Carter says he has no children of his own, and they do special things for him, so he wanted to give something back to them. And that giving spirit that has shined through out the campaign, will help get needy students off to a good start this school year.
Volunteers at WLOX-TV will use the $5,800 collected Wednesday, to buy school supplies. And starting Thursday, the supplies will be distributed to the school districts in South Mississippi.
Also, we want to send a special thanks to the Methodist Retirement Home in Biloxi, and Gulfport Memorial Hospital, for donating several boxes of supplies to our Supply Our Schools campaign.