Now that classes have officially begun, a local business is doing something special for two area schools.

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On Friday afternoon, West Alabama Wholesale will host a back-to-school drive for Central and Matthews Elementary schools. This back-to-school drive will also feature a live DJ, Rojo's Seafood Express food truck, Kee's Kitchen, and other vendors.

West Alabama Wholesale has been collecting school supplies for their back-to-school drive asking for members in the community to drop off pencils, pens, paper, folders, binders, backpacks, calculators and more. In just a short amount of time, they were able to gather some supplies for the students.

There is still time to donate supplies for this back-to-school drive for Central and Matthews Elementary schools. If you're looking to donate some supplies, you're asked to call (205) 764-5573 or stop by West Alabama Wholesale in Tuscaloosa to drop off your supplies at 3010 Skyland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405.

West Alabama Wholesale manager Tre Lanier took to Facebook Live to get the word out about the back-to-school drive.

"It's not for me, it's for the school," Lanier said. "It's for us reaching out to the school and being a part of this community. Embracing our children and telling them that we care."

Be sure to check out this great event at West Alabama Wholesale Friday -- it kicks off at 3 p.m. and is scheduled to wrap up at 5. With live DJing from 105.1 the Block to great food from area food trucks and teachers on-site to pick up the supplies that have been donated, you won't want to miss this community event.

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