Local businesses to provide free school supplies

Published 7:00 am Thursday, August 6, 2015

This Saturday, one local business owner will give back to her community by distributing free school supplies to families in need.
Lisa P. Myers is the owner of Crystal Clear Cleaning Specialist in Picayune, which provides janitorial services.
She is also a mother and knows about the high cost of school supplies.
“The number of items they request per child adds up,” Myers said. “That’s a lot on a parent.”
Not only did Myers purchase these soon to be donated school supplies with her own money but other local businesses donated to the cause, including Allstate Insurance, Picayune Eye Clinic, Ford Realty, McDonald Funeral Home and Bayou Metal Supply.
Some of Myers’ residential clients also donated supplies, she added.
“This is my chance to give back to the community that’s been good to me and providing me the opportunity to keep my doors open,” Myers said. “I want to give back to the children, they are our future.”
Myers will be giving out about $4,500 worth of school supplies. In an effort to help more children, families can choose from one of three tables, she said.
One of the tables will contain uniform shirts, she said. Another table will hold uniform pants. The final table, there will be book bags filled with supplies including pencils, pens, composition notebooks, rulers, erasers and notebook paper.
Supplies are limited, Myers said.
The event will take place on Saturday, August 8 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Jack Read Park on Goodyear Boulevard in Picayune.

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