Hundreds of local students now have back packs filled with tools to help them succeed in school.
We tagged along for the 12th annual delivery of the back packs today.
Various churches, The Salvation Army and the Nehemiah Project team up to collect and distribute the back packs.
Teachers say the kids look forward to getting the gift every year.
And organizers enjoy giving them.
Kelley Andrews, Nehemiah Project, "This is the best part is coming to schools, being able to give out backpacks to the kids, being able to love on them a little bit and show them that we really do love them. I know, a box of crayons, it sounds really crazy, a box of crayons is going to make someone feel loved, but it really does. It's a brand new box of Crayola crayons and they smell really good! And so that's where the good memories from school when I was a little kid so that's, I like to share those with other kids too."
Three hundred backpacks were delivered to the students at Calvin Donaldson Elementary this morning.
Students at East Lake also got back packs today.
It's part of the 3,000 that will be handed out at eight schools this year.