By Heidi Glaus
St. Louis (KSDK) - Around 90,000 students in the area will start the school year without even a pencil.
A not-for-profit called KidSmart is trying to end that, but the heat is posing a bit of a problem.
For nine years KidSmart has opened its warehouse of school supplies and allowed teachers to shop free of charge.
But because of the extreme heat, the un-air conditioned store has reached dangerous temperatures causing them to postpone their opening.
However teachers still need school supplies for their students, so KidSmart is creating a drive-thru for teachers, but they need your help.
"We need volunteers, groups, individuals to come from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. we're open seven days a week for the next two weeks help us assembly style pack class boxes with school supplies for all of the kids in the classroom. At the same time teachers will be driving up and we need volunteers to help load boxes in their cars," said Jennifer Miller, President of KidSmart.
To help box up supplies, call 314-291-6211 or visit their website.