GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Back-to-school shopping season is here, but hundreds of West Michigan children can't afford a trip down store aisles.
That's why D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s is holding its Backpack & School Supply Drive now through Aug. 15. This is the eighth year for the event, which provides classroom necessities for more than 500 children who are recovering from abuse and neglect, or live in poverty. Approximately 23 percent of children in Kent County live below the poverty line.
The donation wish list includes: