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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity plans school supply drive in Gwinnett

The Rho Kappa Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in  Gwinnett County hopes to collect  $2,000 in school supplies for local students during its “Alphas for Achievement Cookout.”

The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 22 at Rhodes Jordan Park, 100 E Crogan St., in Lawrenceville. 

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The fraternity is asking people to  drop by the cookout and donate supplies for students in the Discovery cluster.

Needed supplies include notebook paper, pens, pencils, pocket folders, one-subject notebooks, crayons/markers, and erasers.

According to a recent study by the National Center for Education Statistics,  94 percent of teachers say they have spent some of their own money on school supplies without reimbursement.

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