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Over 300 Penza first-graders receive school bags with school supplies

17:39 | 22.08.2016 | Society

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Penza, 22 August 2016. PenzaNews. 339 sets of first-graders, which include school bags with school supplies, were presented to the children of Penza as a part of “Help getting ready for school” annual charity event.

Over 300 Penza first-graders receive school bags with school supplies

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First of all, assistance is provided to first-graders who are in socially vulnerable situation, children on preventive supervision, children with disabilities and students from large families.

In order to determine those who need support, in April 2016, social service agencies of Penza conducted a survey of families in difficult life situations in which children are to become first-graders. There were 1,350 surveyed.

Simultaneously, fund raising was organized; as a result 422 thousand rubles were gathered.

Social department of Penza also provides financial assistance to low-income families purchasing school supplies, clothes and shoes.

As the press service of the city administration told PenzaNews, in addition to first-graders, social service agencies will help 343 other children from families in difficult life situation to get ready for school.

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