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Volunteers work to 'stuff the bus' in Berkeley County

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GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) -- As part of the tax-free holiday, people in Berkeley County worked to 'stuff the bus' on Saturday.

Volunteers helped collect binders, pencils, markers, tissues and other school supplies to distribute to teachers and students throughout the county.

But organizers said there's more to the event than just collecting school supplies.

"It's about having our community see first hand what is happening in our classrooms," said Susan Haire with the Berkeley County School District."And for them to be part of that process and them to collaborate with the district so that we're all working together to help our students succeed."

Haire said teachers spend more than $800 of their own money purchasing school supplies for their classrooms. She said the donations will go to provide supplies for the teachers as well as students in need.

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