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Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center needs your help to raise money for needy students

YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) – The Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center is seeking your help so they can give school supplies and backpacks to students in the community who cannot afford them.

The annual "Drive for School Supplies," which is organized by the Foundation, hopes to ease the burden on needy families before the first day of school.

The Foundation tells us they need to raise $60,000 this year to provide backpacks and school supplies to Yuma County students.

Last year, they handed out more than 4,000 backpacks to kids in Yuma County. "Every year the need is growing," said Wayne Steffey, the Executive Director of the Foundation.

Steffey adds that his year they are anticipating to give out about 4,500 backpacks.

The Foundation is still looking for volunteers to help them fill and distribute the backpacks.

Donations can be made online at www.yumaregional.org. In addition to monetary gifts, donations of school supplies like backpacks, pencils, crayons, binders, folders, notebooks, rulers and erasers can be made and are accepted at the Foundation, located at 399 West 32nd Street.

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