School drives help to support financially

For years, Kate Pope has gone through the same routine.

Send her kids to school. Then, get hit up for cash.

The mother of two Franklin children has been asked to buy candles and cookie dough to fund school supplies for a preschool class, to buy a discount card for Franklin athletics and to buy so many other items, she can’t remember them all.

Pope usually doesn’t participate. She would rather just write a check to the school than buy items she doesn’t need, she said.

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