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Donated backpacks to be stuffed with school supplies and given to students in need

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Carbondale Community High School (CCHS) and the Key Club and Circle K of SIU Carbondale are working together to provide backpacks for students in need. 

The third annual Backpacks for Success is a joint community service project organized by CCHS Business teacher, Jenna Jamieson.

Jamieson says, "It's a fantastic way to get the students involved in their own community while giving back to those that may need help.  It's all about helping others, and when you help others it gives you a purpose beyond what a job will do.  There's just something great about volunteering without getting something in return." 
The Backpacks for Success drive took place in February, but on Wednesday, students helped stuff the bags full of school supplies and motivational quotes before they are given to the students in need.

You can click here to contact Jamieson on her website if you would like to donate or volunteer.

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