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Youth Impact Project in York County helps families prepare for school

CARROLL TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — People in York County made sure students in need got a head start to the new school year on Saturday. Volunteers gath...

CARROLL TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. -- People in York County made sure students in need got a head start to the new school year on Saturday.

Volunteers gathered at Northern York High School in York County for the Youth Impact Project.

The event helps families who are struggling financially to prepare for school.

Families who went received free school supplies, books, sneakers and even haircuts for their children.

Organizers say the project makes a huge difference for those who live in the area and could use a helping hand.

"A lot of these kids go to school and they feel like they're two steps behind the game," said Ken Landis, executive director. "So we're hoping that when the community comes out, serves these kids, that they go back to school inspired," he added.

Local businesses, churches and organizations all came together to make the event possible.