Holt, Dimondale, B2 Outlet Stores Donate School Supplies

Yasmine Ludy

School supply drop box inside the B-2 Factory Outlets in Lansing

Buying school supplies can be expensive, but the residents of Holt and Dimondale have come together to ease that burden.

Delhi Township Supervisor John Hayhoe said when the owner of B2 Outlet Stores contacted him about their collection of school supplies, he asked local businesses to get involved.

“Suddenly, in two days, we raised over $750 from businesses and individuals. And they said they were going to match that in supplies, which bumped it up to $1,500,” said Hayhoe.

School supplies inside B2 factory outlets

Yasmine Ludy

School supplies inside B2 factory outlets

John said the Holt and Dimondale community raised over $2,000, which B2 Outlet Store will match, for a total of $4,000.

Jshell Hiller, cashier at B2 Outlet, said it was heartwarming to see people donating. “Some people just go for a walk and if they can’t find the things they want for themselves, they’ll come here to our lovely back-to-school post here and just pick up a few things and throw them in there . “

Community members load hundreds of backpacks onto a truck

Yasmine Ludy

Community members load hundreds of backpacks onto a truck

B2 Outlet Stores has a giant box they use to hold school supplies, which are then packed into book bags and delivered to schools the next week. Donations will be accepted throughout the month.

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