By Kristen Johanson

by Kristen Johanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A few Philadelphia families spent Labor Day grabbing some last-minute school supplies.

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“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.”

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Kiera shows off her brand new book bag. (credit: Kristen Johanson)

Kiera shows off her brand new book bag.
(credit: Kristen Johanson)

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.

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“If parents can contribute a little, then it adds up to be alot.”