Making a Difference of Lebanon, Pa., is giving school supplies to students in need at a special event this weekend.

The all-volunteer, nonprofit organization provides services to youth, veterans and those in need, through education, service projects, and events. On Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the group will hand out more than 100 bookbags and other school supplies at 11 N. 9th St., Lebanon.

All students are welcome, although Organization President Cornell Wilson said supplies are limited.

While supplies last, Wilson told LebTown in an email, “each child will get a bookbag and some school supplies. We have over 100 bags to distribute.”

This is the first year Making a Difference of Lebanon, Pa., has hosted a Bookbag Giveaway, he noted.

Families and children don’t have to register to drop by, Wilson said, “just show up to our office between those times on Saturday.”

Cornell Wilson provided a photo of some of the bookbags being readied for distribution to Lebanon area students on Saturday. (Provided photo)

Bookbags were donated by Our Voices Count, the United Way, Lebanon Travel, and Union Community Care, he said. WellSpan Health joined with Making a Difference to provide school supplies.

Donations to Making a Difference are accepted through the group’s website or Facebook page, or by mail at P.O Box 1425, Lebanon, Pa. 17042.

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Tom has been a professional journalist for nearly four decades. In his spare time, he plays fiddle with the Irish band Fire in the Glen, and he reviews music, books and movies for Rambles.NET. He lives with his wife, Michelle, and has four children: Vinnie, Molly, Annabelle and Wolf.