Wimauma, Florida --The first day of school is always exciting and for most students and buying new school supplies is a tradition for many.

But for some, it's a luxury.

Reddick Elementary got a much needed donation of school supplies on Thursday.

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Everything from boxes of notebooks to piles of pencils were donated to the school from Bob Powers and fellow security officers from Sun City Center security patrol.

"95% of the kids at this school are impoverished, they don't even have shoes to wear," said Powers.

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Without school supplies students would go without and the burden often falls on the teachers. These simple supplies give students a chance to focus on learning and a shot at overcoming a somewhat complicated life.

"Students are in the classroom and they are prepared because they have the things they need to use to be successful," says Marilyn Terrelonge, a social worker at Reddick Elementary.

This is the second time the group has made this donation with the help of Wells Fargo and Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. Powers and colleagues plan to do this donation every year.

"I thought 'why not help?'" said Powers.

Most of the students will start getting their school supplies on the first day of school, some of the items will last throughout the entire school year.

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