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Good News: SIP Stuff the Container Campaign

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Help from around the world arrived at the corner of 33rd and Drayton Streets in Savannah - and it was all for local students.

A group of international students from Savannah College of Art and Design dropped off 150 backpacks at the Savannah Impact Program, a major boost to the program's Stuff the Container supplies drive that ended on Monday.

"This is a great opportunity,’’ said SCMPD Chief Joseph Lumpkin, “to show citizenship, partnership of the institution and our young people.’’

The supplies gathered over the past several weeks will be distributed to area families at Tuesday night's National Night out at Savannah Impact, sponsored by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

"Just having the supplies and being able to give it them and give them a start,’’ said SIP Director, Sela Merritt, “is just something beneficial to the community.’’

It's just one way the Savannah Impact Program will bring the community together. The National Night Out event at the SIP Headquarters will be just as important for the message that is sent. 

"The community can come out and say they're not going to put up with crime anymore,’’ said Corporal Mark McCartha, SCMPD. “Crime's been going crazy and this is a chance for them to come out and say, 'this is it.' We're going to have bounce houses and a dunking booth and food and all kinds of stuff for kids and adults to enjoy.’’

They'll have several containers full of material that will make starting a new school year a little easier for area kids.

"We still have three places where we have to go pick up containers,’’ said Merritt. “So, a lot of stuff being contributed.’’

National Night Out will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and it's one of many in the Savannah area. 

Click here for a list of all the locations. 

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