Students receive new backpacks and school supplies

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. gives students new backpacks and supplies.

Shreveport. LA - The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. gave away backpacks full of supplies to students at Oak Park Elementary.

The sorority handed over 76,858 backpacks and school supplies during their regional conference at the Shreveport Convention Center.

The sorority collected 5,588 backpacks and 71,270 school supplies, that they are giving to 41 North Louisiana schools.

Principal of Oak Park Elementary/Middle school, Julia Smith Oneal says, "when it comes down to food, shelter and supplies, sometimes supplies takes the back burner and this is one way we can alleviate that pain from parents and help out."

This is the 85th year of the South Central Regional Conference.


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