Capitol Radio Group, along with NewsChannel 20 (WICS), Security Bank, Office Depot, and the Springfield Urban League partnered up to collect mid-year school supplies for students in Springfield schools. “Refresh for Success” was a grass roots effort put together by a handful of community leaders. Amy Beadle, Marketing Manager for “Visit Springfield” said there are a lot of school supply drives before school starts…but there weren’t any for mid-year. “Kids run out of supplies, and we thought this would be a great way to help replenish the pens, notebooks, erasers, folders and more”.
People could buy pre-packaged kits at Office Depot, or they were able to drop off supplies at all Security Bank locations.
Capitol Radio Group General Manager Chris Bullock said the stations were thrilled to help. “Amy called me one day, and told me about her idea…I immediately said yes, we will absolutely help get the word out! What a great way to help kids in our school district!”
40 area schools were able to receive school supplies for kids in need.