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Kids In Alachua County Head Back To School With New Gear

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There are so many people these days that are finding it difficult if not impossible to make ends meet. With the shaky economy and high unemployment rates, it seems that the dollar doesn't stretch very far anymore. It's during this back to school season and the added expenses involved that many find that penny pinching just isn't enough. There are school supplies to buy like notebooks, pens, pencils and highlighters. All of which can be costly. Then new shoes are required - have you ever noticed that kids feet seem to grow exponentially over the summer! Backpacks can be purchased rather inexpensively but often you get what you pay for and wind up replacing them a few times a year; so a good backpack can cost a pretty penny but will last at least through the year. All of these costs just don't seem to fit into the budget for many families these days.

McCall Service Gainesville has stepped in to help. We have been able to deliver 25 backpacks filled with school supplies to Alachua County schools as part of our second annual Gainesville branch gives back program. On top of that, we donated over 50 pounds of snacks and canned goods to the BNI Green Machine Chapter for the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program of North Florida. This program gives meals throughout the week to students that can't afford them - a very worthy cause for sure. Along with that we were also able to donate school clothes for those who couldn't afford them.

McCall Service is a locally family owned and operated pest control company that has been serving Gainesville and Alachua County since 1928. We care deeply about the communities we live and work in and are honored to be able to give back to our neighbors.

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