Group looks for help getting school year started right in Philadelphia

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A group you normally hear from in January is getting an early start as it gathers school supplies for Philadelphia kids. 

Global Citizen, the host agency for the Martin Luther King Day of Service, is collecting student essentials to distribute in Philadelphia for the new school.  Group founder Todd Bernstein said the list of what kids need is long.

“The common things that you might think of,” he said. “Everything from No. 2 pencils and ball-point pens to copy paper, calculators, erasers, Scotch tape, even tissues and hand sanitizer.”

Bernstein said the donations go to kids who need them the most.

“We are working with the School District of Philadelphia to identify some of the most underserved public schools so we can target those who are in the greatest need of resources that many of us as students in earlier days took for granted,” he said.

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