About 6,000 backpacks and school supply kits will be distributed at 16 Lexington neighborhood rallies Saturday.
Volunteers have been gathering at William T. Young Center at Transylvania University to assemble and deliver the supplies to the neighborhoods.
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The backpacks were purchased by Kentucky Utilities. The school supply kits were purchased by donations from more than 90 organizations and individuals in Lexington totaling more than $60,000.