Many students will be looking to buy new school supplies for the upcoming year, but this past year more than 20,000 pounds of supplies were left in lockers at the end of the year.
Now, those items are going to be reused.
This morning, "GreenLockers" in Elkhart distributed collected books, pencils, and clothing, from 44 local schools during their "locker clean out days."
On Friday and Saturday, registered local charities can come and pick up items which will be re-distributed back to the community for those who need it.
It's a drive put on entirely by students from more than 40 schools throughout Michiana.
“It provides a service opportunity for every single student in the school without them having to go anywhere, no chaperons, they don't even need to buy anything new and they can be a part of something bigger than themselves helping out this community right here,” said Dr. Ted Bryant, the founder of GreenLockers.
This drive isn't only taking place in Michiana, but nationally and internationally since beginning in 2006.