"We recycle used supplies at the end of each school year and we clean and we sort them and then we redistribute them to schools who have a high population of kids who can't afford new school supplies," said Rachel Deeds. Rachel is a sophomore at Haas Hall Academy in Fayetteville. She created the group "Second Chance School Supplies."
"We started in 7th grade. We go through and we scratch out peoples names or tear out the used pages. It's practically brand new for the kids. You can't really tell the difference when we're done with it," said Rachel.
Deeds is recycling and giving back to those in need.
"I get so excited at the beginning of the school year just to go school supplies shopping and I realize that not every kid has that available to them."
Rachel also said that there are many times her group looks at the supplies and thinks "this could have been thrown away, but no, we're giving it to a kid who could really use it."
Those kids are grateful for such a simple act.
"When we're taking these supplies to the kids, we walk through the door with arm loads full of school supplies. At one school they ran up to us and just started smiling and giving us hugs. It's just awesome to see how those kids are impacted by what we're doing here," she said.
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