WATERVILLE — As part of the United Way of Mid-Maine’s 2016 Summer of Caring, with help from the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program, the school supply drive started on June 1 and concluded on Aug. 17 during the Stuff the Bus Day of Caring event at the Waterville, Skowhegan and Palmyra Walmarts.

Because of the efforts of residents who live in the communities in Somerset, Northern Kennebec and Western Waldo counties, more than 10,000 school supplies, valued at over $26,000 were donated. These school supplies were then distributed to 60 schools throughout Mid-Maine. Approximately 600 students now have what they needed to start school off on the right foot.

Any family in mid-Maine looking for assistance in receiving school supplies for their school-aged children can contact their child’s school.

To learn more about UWMM, visit www.UWMM.org.

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