Eau Claire (WQOW) - In less than 24 hours the community responds in a big way to a call for help.
Many local families that can't afford school supplies for their kids will now get the things they need.
The Eau Claire School District says loads of school supplies have been dropped off less than a day after it asked for the public's help. Anonymous donors have also donated more than $1,200 for kids in need. WQOW told you about the story of homeless family that was struggling on Thursday. That prompted one man to contact the district and ask what he could do to help.
"He came in with the cash, I was very overwhelmed and then we started talking about the family. He handed me more money and asked that I give it to the family and mentioned something about taking them school shopping for clothes next week; wow, just amazingly generous," says Patti Iverson with the Eau Claire School District.
WQOW reached out to other school districts in the area on Friday and they said this problem isn't unique to Eau Claire. They too need school supply donations. If you would like to help, contact your local school district.