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Local back-to-school event gives away supplies, and hope.

The Angela Claxton Foundation hosted their annual back-to-school event that has grown exponentially over the last couple of years.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — School may have already started for many in The Valley... 

"I know school has already been in session and started back a good week this week," said LaVell Wallace with the Angela Claxton Foundation

But that doesn't stop local nonprofits, like the Angela Claxton Foundation, from giving back things like: "Backpacks, school supplies, food while it lasts, just family fun, community... Just all we can give back," said LaVell Wallace.

The founder of the nonprofit, Jerome Wallace, who named the organization after his mother, started this event several years ago.

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"I started in 2015 and I've never looked back. I started doing my back-to-school events but I've started with six kids, and it's grown, as you can see it's grown. It really has," said Jerome Wallace. 

With that growth in numbers, came revelations about this event and the foundation's legacy. 

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"This has made me realize that there is no limit to what I can do. You know, I finally got with a couple of guys that believe in that same thing that I'm believing in, so, it's time to make... it's time to make a change," said Jerome Wallace. 

One of those guys, Mike Reddick, is the founder of another local nonprofit, Outside the 4 Walls Mobile Ministry.

"Especially over the past couple of years, people just have lost hope in a lot of things in life. And we're just back out here to restore that hope and just show him that there are generally good-hearted people who do care for them. And they don't have to pay it every time they go experience that, they don't have to pay, because a lot of times they don't have the resources. And that's why we along with Angela Claxton Foundation, we try to provide what we can for free with donations from our donors, and we thank the donors for- for everything they do," said Reddick.

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