Published: Jul 23, 2014 9:16 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 23, 2014 9:18 AM EDT

It's almost the end of July, and that means school is right around the corner for Southwest Florida kids.

As you're doing your back to school shopping, think about picking up a few extra items -- to help those in need.

On August 10th, Miss Heart of the U-S-A is holding a Back to School Pageant a the Holiday Inn in Downtown Fort Myers.

Each contestant will be bringing in school supplies to donate to Lee County. An average of 1,000 to 2,000 items donated are usually donated per pageant.

Check out these sites to learn more about the program: