Ferguson gives free school supplies to kids in need

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FERGUSON, MO ( KTVI)- A Ferguson councilwoman wants to make sure  the unrest does not overshadow all the positive things moving forward. Community leaders are giving back in a big way to help families with school supplies.

Councilwoman Ella Jones wants the city to move forward in a positive way. That’s why the city of Ferguson, Ferguson-Florissant school district and other organizations provided school supplies to kids in need.

Jones says Ferguson is still under a microscope. She says leaders are working hard to move the city forward. “Yes we know some negative things have happen, but it  can not  overshadow our youth, ” said Jones.

After the election in April Jones has been on a mission. The principal was surprised to see school supplies arrive Friday at Bermuda Elementary school.

Hundreds of school supplies were donated to the city of Ferguson to help kids in need. “I just have to give back and all the people who saw the vision and help the vision. This helps us to grow as people and we care about our children,” said Councilwoman Jones.

Book bags, crayons and  notebooks were given to every single student at Bermuda Elementary and  Airport Elementary. Superintendent Dr. Joseph Davis says he’s glad to be apart of the effort. ” We have over 11,000 students ,so we always have needs and we want to make sure our students can be prepared for success, ” said Dr. Davis.

Over the weekend Councilwoman Jones says she helped pass out more than 600 backpacks filled with school supplies to kids in Ferguson . Jones says this is an ongoing project and she hopes to provide school supplies to kids throughout the  school year year.

The school supplies were donated by Aetna Health, The City of Ferguson, Kids and Families in Need Foundation, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and Sams Club.

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