SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Helping families in need was the focus of the Shelby County Schools Necessity Drive Friday.
The fundraiser accepted donations for items like deodorant, toothbrushes, and more for SCS students. The goal is to raise up to $10,000.
Several people dropped off donations between 4 and 6 p.m. including two little kids who used their own birthday money to help people in need.
“They have to starve all day, all night with no food,” said Zoe Tucker.
9-year-old Zoe Tucker used her own birthday money to buy supplies for SCS students.
Her brother Xavier also chipped in.
“Our birthdays are different but we still used our same money to buy all this stuff,” said Xavier Tucker.
The siblings bought donations like socks, toothpaste, deodorant, and more. Those items will be given to SCS families in need.
“People lost their jobs, lost opportunities so we are being a benevolent entity by helping fill those gaps,” said SCS Community manager Antonio Harvey.
The organization spent two hours fundraising outside of East High School on Poplar Avenue.
Dozens of people drove by or dropped off boxes of supplies.
“These are really hard times for people so simple necessities that people need is the least I could do,” said Joy Brown.
So far the organization has raised at least $3,000.
If you didn’t make it to the drive on Friday you can still donate through the Cash App. Type in $SUPPORTSCS.
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