Aetna in Roanoke to give free school supplies for second half of school year

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Aetna in Roanoke is giving free school supplies to local families.

The event “Halftime Show,” marking the halfway point in the school year, will be held at the Berglund Center in Downtown Roanoke this Sunday from 12 to 4.

Kids can come and get basic school supplies, like pencils, folders, binders, and backpacks so they can finish out the school year strong.

“You have kids coming home saying ‘mom my bookbag is torn or mom I don’t have any pencils,” said Halftime Show founder Casaundra Swain. “You know, the things are not on sale like they are at the beginning of the year, so we really depend on the community and all of the donations that we get from sponsors and things like that.”

The event will also feature free health screens from the Bradley Free Clinic, as well as free haircuts courtesy of First Impressions Barber Shop.

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