Spotsy (WFVA) -- There are nearly 400 homeless students in Spotsylvania County schools. And officials say the number is increasing. A 24-hour event to spotlight the issue and collect items to help students and families takes place this weekend. Camp Out, Rock Out, Knock Out Homeless begins Saturday morning at 9 at Massaponax High School. Spotsylvania Schools social worker Michelle Patton Swisher said she hopes to collect a number of items. "We're in need of tooth brushes, tooth paste, deodorant, laundry detergent, shampoo, ethnic hair products, socks, underwear, new coats, crock pots and electric skillets," Swisher said. School Board chairwoman Amanda Blalock said homeless students are not left out. "We have a lot of people talk about 'pay to participate,' but in every situation with these children we have a way where they can do everything free of charge," Blalock said. "And we make sure it happens. It's not something we publicize." Events all day Saturday at Massaponax—including children’s games, a silent auction, family dinner and bingo and a camp-in. Items will also be collected Saturday from 11-11 at the Walmart at Southpoint.