by Kristen Johanson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A few Philadelphia families spent Labor Day grabbing some last-minute school supplies.READ MORE: North Philadelphia Community Welcomes Home 3-Year-Old Boy After Hit-And-Run That Also Killed Mother
“I’ve basically been shopping for about a month now,” said Lamel, who brought his four children to the Target in South Philadelphia.
As for what’s on the list? “School books, maybe a couple pair of pants, ink pens, glue sticks, the normal stuff.”
First-grader Nia and her dad Lee didn’t mind shopping on Labor Day.
“It was fun,” said Lee, who had just a few items to check off. “Uniform shirts, uniform leggings, and looking for a Doc McStuffin’s (Disney) thermos. We didn’t find that yet, so we are going to continue our search.”READ MORE: Local Doctor Joins 14 World War II Veterans In Hawaii Visiting Pearl Harbor On 80th Anniversary
Across the parking lot, Jess loaded the car with a cart-full of supplies for her daughter, Kiera.
“We had to get pencils, folders, notebooks, everything was pink! A brand new book bag,” said Jess.
“Do you want to see my new book bag?” said Kiera, pulling out a pink, sparkled book bag. “It has R2-D2!”
The pair also stocked up on some goods for their teachers and fellow classmates, who may not be able to buy what is needed through the year.MORE NEWS: 3 People Shot Inside Bar In Philadelphia's Holmesburg Section, Police Say
“If parents can contribute a little, then it adds up to be alot.”