Roanoke Police donate school supplies, toiletries to Halftime Show

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(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke Police Department)

(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke Police Department)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke community banded together with local law enforcement on Tuesday to help gather school and hygiene supplies to donate to the second annual Halftime Show on Sunday.

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Roanoke Police Department posted on Facebook thanking community members for their assistance donating and organizing supplies that will help Roanoke area kids. Local Verizon retailers donated the backpacks, Albemarle Dental Associates donated the toothbrushes, and many more donated in their own ways on Tuesday, according to the department.

In the words of the Roanoke Police Department, “Kids will be able to stock up on school and hygiene supplies, then finish out the school year with everything they need!”

Members of the department dropped the donations at the YouthHQ@Goodwill Center — a youth and teen center serving the Roanoke area — before they are taken to the Halftime Show later in the week.

The second annual Halftime Show will be hosted by Aetna Better Health of Virginia from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Berglund Center Exhibition Hall. The event is free for local youths and their families and will include food, haircuts, music, vendors, and much more. The proceeds from the event will benefit YouthHQ@Goodwill Center.

Kids are encouraged to bring their own backpacks to the Berglund Center on Sunday to fill them up with enough free school supplies and toiletries to last the year.

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