The drive ran from July 30 to August 17.
State Employees’ Credit Union branches, state government offices and businesses across North Carolina collected school supplies that teachers and students need most throughout the school year.
The staff from all departments of Odom Correctional Institution participated and the Men's Service Club, which is a club of offenders who assist in giving back to the communities, donated more than $300 worth of school supplies ranging from backpacks, notebooks, spiral books, pens, pencils, kid scissors, glue sticks and other items.
The school supplies were donated to the Jackson SECU.
Members of the service club are, from left: Ernest Dunston (president), David Voliva, Jerremy Zander (treasurer), Richard Ridgill, Larry Revels (secretary), Freddie Rudd (vice president), and Alan Crosson.