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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The First Baptist Church of Leland handed out free school supplies for the third consecutive year this weekend.

Parents and children began lining up an hour before the church doors even opened, and for good reason. Church members and children raised over 600 dollars for supplies. Folders, binders, pencils, and pens covered 6 large tables inside the church, and the supplies were gone by 11 o’clock.

Members say over 300 kids filled plastic bags with school supplies this year. They say the event benefits families, but also keeps teachers from using money out of their own pockets during the school year.

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