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Items still needed in South Norfolk neighborhood back-to-school drive

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Posted at 12:23 AM, Aug 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-06 06:41:41-04

Chesapeake, Va. - The Buffalow Family sponsored its 3rd annual back-to-school drive and giveaway in Chesapeake’s South-Norfolk neighborhood.

The event was held on Thursday, August 1. This year’s goal was to have enough backpacks and supplies for 300 kids.

Only 25 percent of supplies and money was reached during Thursday's event, according to Nischelle Buffalow, event coordinator.

The organization is still accepting donations.

Here is a list of items that will be accepted:

Backpacks

Paper

1 subject notebooks

composition notebooks

scissors

rulers

crayons

pen

pencils

colored pencils

markers

binders

dividers

This fundraising event has grown since it started in August of 2011. Back then, 100 students were helped. Last year it was 250.