Drive to collect school supplies for kids in need

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SALT LAKE CITY - As the school year begins, some students have trouble getting necessary supplies. The University of Phoenix Utah campus and the Boys and Girls Club of South Valley teamed up to help those students get things like backpacks, pens, pencils and paper.

The Boys and Girls Club focuses on helping children and teens in need improve their performance in school.

"Education is such a big piece of the Boys and Girls Club. The kids that come to the club have 11 percent higher grade point average. Every day we do an hour of homework called power hour, so it's not only fun and games," said Bob Dunn, Executive Director of the South Valley Boys and Girls Club.

The BGCA has teamed up with the University of Phoenix to gather supplies for those kids. They say they expect the fundraiser to gather supplies for more than 2,500 students.

"we'd love your contributions and participation," said Darris How, VP and director of the Utah Camps for the University of Phoenix.

Donations can be made at the Utah Campus of the University of Phoenix or online.