Sales Tax Holiday

The 2nd Annual Alabama Sales Tax Holiday that will give parents a big break for back to school supplies, but some parents may not be able to afford even the cheapest item.

The southside Kmart in Dothan has to keep stocking up on school supplies.

"It's one of our busiest times of the year, back-to-school. We can't keep supplies in the store quick enough. Everything's always in demand," said Michelle Lisenby with Kmart.

But for some children their parents just can't afford to buy them new items for the school year.

"Children, it's not their fault their parents can't afford the items that require them to start back to school. You want them to have. It helps their self-esteem when they want to come back to school with new school supplies like everybody else," said Denese Culbreth with Jackson-Thorton.

Jackson-Thorton and Kmart have teamed up to lend helping hands to certain residents so their children can have new supplies for the new school year.

"It's not their fault their in the position they are in with the economy the way it is. I just want all the kids to have a great opportunity," said Nikki Wyatt with Jackson-Thorton and also the project coordinator.

Here's how it works:

Go to Kmart and tell them you'd like to lend a helping hand. You donate money and your name will go on one of these hands.

Or if you'd like to buy school supplies, you may do so at put them in boxes.

Jackson-Thorton contributed $250 to the project, which ends on August 19. If you donate to the project while there are sales going on, organizers can buy in bulk.

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