Generous donations help students go back to school

School supplies donated to School Supply Santa
School supplies donated to School Supply Santa

BYRON CENTER, Mich. (WOTV) Hundreds of kids are getting a great start to the school year, thanks to the generosity of the West Michigan community and School Supply Santa.

Denise Kooiker started School Supply Santa, gathering donations of school supplies that she distributes to nine different school districts in West Michigan. Last year, School Supply Santa collected more than 50 boxes of supplies. This year, the numbers are astounding! They include:

  • 777 backpacks
  • 400+ stuffed bags of supplies
  • 100 local businesses, churches, and corporations gathering together
  • 13 vehicles delivering supplies
  • 9 school districts receiving supplies
  • 100s of students blessed

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