November 3, 2020

Soar in 4 Manatee County drive thru supply event helped more than a hundred families

By Daniela Hurtado | September 2, 2020 at 10:38 PM EDT – Updated September 2 at 10:55 PM

The Soar in 4 Manatee County drive through event on Wednesday afternoon drew a large crowd of families needing help.

The event is held every month. Coordinators say they keep seeing an increased need at each event they hold. The drive thru event at DeSoto Square Mall on Wednesday aimed to help parents and students in title 1 schools. Families were able to pick up school supplies, reading books and activities to do together.

Coordinators say they had a really good turnout with 140 cars able to go through before all the items ran out. Coordinator Sheila Halpin says 300 children and about 184 adults were able to benefit not only from the school supplies but all the activities that were offered.

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