After last week's Stuff the Bus campaign, today the Salvation Army handed out the donated school supplies in Harrisonburg in the annual Tools for Schools giveaway.
A lot of people were there to receive the school supplies. People started lining up around 7:30 a.m. The Salvation Army had just over 1000 bags to give out.
Each bag was filled with school supplies, like paper, pencils, and notebooks. The families got the bags for free if they could prove their kids go to school in Harrisonburg or Rockingham county.
Organizers believe it means a lot to the community. "It's so important for the children. Money is tight, and they don't have to go out and spend money on school supplies if we can help them get them, and to see the smile on these children's faces, not only today when they get their brand new book bag, but when they get to school and they can unload their own supplies into their own desks," said Captain Duane Burleigh from the Salvation Army.