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LDS Churches giving back to schools

The church received many supplies from the public, in Central Point, Oregon, on Saturday, September 17th, 2016. (KTVL/Ariana Rakhshani).

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.-- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) is collecting school supplies.

Every year, the LDS Church hosts a day of service around September 11th--to remember and help give back to their communities.

This year, the church is giving the school supplies to the Central Point and Eagle Point School Districts. In most of those schools, more than 50 percent of students qualify for free and reduced lunch. Many times, teachers will pay out of their own pockets to help the students get supplies.

The church said there is a need, and it wants to help.

"This was something that they needed, there was a shortage of school supplies and that we could really make a difference by doing a school supply drive so that's what we did," Lorianne Frodsham said.

If you missed the drive on Saturday, you can drop off supplies at any of the churches this week.

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