It's hard for students to succeed in school when they don't have the tools they need.
For one school in the area, that isn't something families will have to worry about.
P.A.S.S. Academy received backpacks, pencils and paper for the start of the school year.
A member of the community, Wanda Williams, has taken it upon herself to give back to the school.
Teachers, especially, appreciate Williams' kindness because it means less school supplies they have to purchase.
P.A.S.S. Academy is always accepting donations.