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WDSU News Collects School Supplies during Day of Back-to-School Coverage

Topic: Children’s Issues
Posted on 8/19/2022

WDSU News, a Hearst Television station in New Orleans, La., donated 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to local students in a recent drive. The Student Connection School Supply Drive was part of WDSU’s overall Reopening Schools day of coverage, dedicated to informing students, parents and teachers. All morning long, WDSU provided the latest information regarding the 2020-2021 school year and aired a half-hour special presentation, “Reopening Schools: The Real Test,” examining the unique challenges students, parents and teachers face as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

“WDSU is proud to serve our community," said WDSU President and General Manager Joel Vilmenay. "We know so many in Southeast Louisiana are challenged right now. It’s not only our responsibility but our privilege to help our neighbors as we all continue to navigate through these very difficult times. I would also like to thank our partners Cox and Walmart who immediately answered the call to assist us with purchasing and providing supplies to help our students prepare for the 2020-2021 school year.”

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