The "Ready Day One" campaign is ensuring that 4,000 Birmingham City Schools students will have supplies and uniforms they need for the new school year.
The program is a partnership between Mission Birmingham Transformation Strategies, Superintendent Craig Witherspoon, Samaritans Feet and more than 40 churches and community groups.
They will first distribute supplies to children living in public housing communities and then to others through the PTA.
"We brought the community together to begin raising resources for 4,000 students... shoes, socks, uniforms, book bags... to make sure obstacles are taken away for them to be there ready to learn on day one," Frank Woodson from Serve Alabama.
Volunteers will begin assembling supplies for each individual child this weekend and then churches and community groups will distribute them later this month.
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