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Fayetteville police officers buy school supplies to donate to children in need

Another giveaway to hand out 5,000 backpacks provided by Carolina Panthers

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Fayetteville police officers bought school supplies to contribute to a back-to-school giveaway Saturday at the Fort Bragg Harley Davidson dealership on Sycamore Dairy Road, according to a news release.

Several officers donated the supplies to children headed back to class next week, the Fayetteville Police Department release said.

They purchased seven boxes of pencils, 28 packs of college-ruled notebook paper, 22 packs of crayons, nine packs of erasers, 16 folders, 13 notebooks, four packs of glue sticks, and 10 bottles of hand sanitizer, the release said.

The officers stopped by the giveaway during their work shifts to talk with the schoolchildren and their families and deliver the donations.

Meanwhile, another group of children will get a helping hand from the Carolina Panthers football team and a local family ministry. 

That giveaway is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Balm in Gilead  Family Counseling Ministries, 3110 Doc Bennett Road, according to a Cumberland County Schools news release.

During the drive-thru giveaway, students in need will receive free backpacks, school supplies and hot meals while they last, the news release said.

The Carolina Panthers donated 5,000 bookbags and school supplies for CCS students, the release said.

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