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School supplies giveaway

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

They started lining up early even though the doors didn't open until 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

People came to the Potters Wheel Ministry in downtown Evansville for free backpacks filled with school supplies.

More than 450 backpacks for students in grades K through 12.

They were given to anyone in need on a first come, first served basis.

Organizers of the giveaway say they raised close to $9,000 to buy the supplies.

The money came from sponsorships, fundraisers and donations.

This is the 4th year for the event.

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