Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Local businesses needed for school supply drive

Marshfield Area Volunteer Center is looking for local businesses to hold Backpack and school supply collections at their location.

The sixth Annual Backpack + Supplies = Success -- Fill a Backpack & Fulfill a Dream school supply drive will be held August 2-12. This year’s city-wide drive is coordinated by the Marshfield Area United Way and Marshfield Clinic’s Center for Community Outreach.

In 2009, 13 area companies donated more than 400 backpacks full with supplies to children in need and collected $500 in donations. They were distributed to elementary schools in Auburndale, Greenwood Loyal, Marshfield, Neillsville, Pittsville Spencer, Stratford as well as Marshfield Middle School.

The average cost of a backpack with supplies is $35. Supplies, plus fees and other costs associated with going back to school strain already tight budgets. Help area youth start the school year prepared, and relieve some stress from their parent's mind.

You can view a list of suggested supplies here.

If your business would like to be a collection site for public donations or want to hold a drive within your company, call Sarah Krenn at 384-9992 or e-mail Sarah.

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