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      Lowcountry children get free back-to-school supplies

      Chris Hauff (WCIV)

      CHARLESTON, S. C. (WCIV) -- Heading back to school just got a whole lot easier for hundreds of Lowcountry children, thanks to the Shifa Women's Clinic and the Islamic Center of North America.

      Two hundred free book bags full of pencils, crayons, rulers, paper, notebooks, and anything else a child would need, were given away on King Street in Downtown Charleston Sunday afternoon.

      The children even got to choose their own color book bag- red, blue or black.

      This is the month of Ramadan for Muslims, where giving to charity is encouraged and followers of Islam fast from sunrise to sunset.

      "We are blessed to be in this community and really happy that the people came over and supported us. That's our primary objective is to be a productive citizen and I'm so glad people are helping us to be that," said Rashna Kahn, Medical Director for the Shifa Women's Clinic.

      The children were delighted to have the tools they need to start the school year off on the right foot and showed their thanks for the donations by thanking the organizers.

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