Jefferson County Play it Forward Campaign

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By WSIL Manager
By Courtney Cruse

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A Jefferson County charity is expanding its donation drive for the upcoming school year.

For seven years the Mt. Vernon United Way has collected school supplies for the less fortunate children in the community.  This year the charity is expanding and collecting used sports equipment. They're calling it the "Play it Forward."

United Way Resource Director Lynn Hutchinson says, "United way is focused on education, income and health.We thought we would add the health component to the education side as a nice compliment. We want all kids to be able to active and have fun and play, even if they can't afford the equipment."

The charity is accepting sports and school supplies at its Mt. Vernon location.  Last year donations were down so they encourage the community to get out and help.

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