Non-profit collects school supplies for Kent County kids in need

Posted at 7:23 AM, Jul 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-23 07:23:59-04

BYRON CENTER, Mich. -- Hundreds of people of all ages came out to help provide school supplies for kids in Kent County Saturday.

The group behind the fundraiser is a local non-profit called "School Supply Santa".

This year's event was held in Byron Center and for the very first time the group held a 3-on-3 basketball fundraising tournament.

The only requirement to enter into the tournament was that participants had to bring a backpack filled with school supplies.

The organization's founder says the community's support has been a big help for kids in need, ahead of the upcoming school year.

All of the school supplies donated  will be going to students during a big party for teachers in August, all part of the organization's 10-year anniversary.

If you missed out on Saturday's event, you can always help the cause by heading to the organization's website.