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GREENSBORO, NC -- From brand new crayons, to freshly sharpened pencils and new backpacks, the first day of school is exciting for kids.

From brand new crayons, to freshly sharpened pencils and new backpacks, the first day of school is exciting for kids.

But some kids in the Triad will start the school year without any of those supplies. That's why ma Cares is asking for your help.

The non-profit is collecting school supplies for the children who are living at Pathways Center.

Pathways Center, a division of Greensboro Urban Ministry, offers safe, temporary shelter to homeless families while they are looking for other housing. The Center houses 16 families.

The children who live there are in need of school supplies so they can start the year on the right foot.

And there's a special incentive for people who donate through August 11, 2014.

If you donate at least 5 school supplies at the Guilford College Chick-fil-A, you will get a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich.

Great Harvest Bread Company is also participating in the collection efforts. If you donate $5 worth of school supplies at their Friendly Center location, you will receive a buy one, get one card that can be used for a cookie, muffin, loaf of bread or any item they bake in the store. Those who bring $20 worth of school supplies, will receive a free loaf of Daily Bread.

Here are the school supplies they need:

NEW 1 ½ INCH NOTEBOOKS

3 INCH NOTEBOOKS

MARBLE COMPOSITION BOOKS

PACKS OF CRAYONS

MARKERS

PENS

INDEX CARDS

ERASERS

RULERS

PACKS OF PENCILS

PENCIL SHARPENERS

KLEENEX

PACKS OF GLUE STICKS

PACKS OF HIGHLIGHTERS

FISKARS SCISSORS

POCKET FOLDERS

3-RING BINDERS

CLEAR PENCIL CASES

ANTIBACTERIAL SANITIZER

BOXES OF ZIPLOC-TYPE BAGGIES

PAPER TOWELS

DRY-ERASE MARKERS

POST-IT NOTES

BOOK BAGS

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