Pens, pencils, binders, erasers, notebooks and backpacks — it all adds up.

KGW-TV is running its a sixth annual School Supply Drive, through Labor Day, to collect enough school supplies and cash to send 8,000 local children to school this fall fully eqipped.

A reported one in two students will show up to school this year without the supplies they need to learn.

That means teachers typically spend upwards of $2,000 each year to ensure their students have the supplies they need to learn.

Donors may drop off school supplies at a collection site:

• Aug. 16 at Fred Meyer Hollywood

• Aug. 19 at OnPoint Credit Union - Lloyd Center, 1720 N.E. Ninth Ave.

• Aug. 27 at University of Phoenix, 13221 S.W. 68th Parkway, No. 500, Tigard

• Aug. 29 at the KGW studios, 1501 S.W. Jefferson St.

Donors also may contribute online; a $25 donation provides a child with the tools they need to learn for the entire school year. Visit to donate.

Supplies donated at all sponsor locations go to the school districts in which they were donated.

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