Through July 19, a county-wide school supply drive, BackPack Attack, will draw hundreds of donations to benefit Hamilton County children in need.
United Way of Central Indiana, in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville, Fishers YMCA, and PrimeLife Enrichment, has launched the second year of Hamilton County’s BackPack Attack program. Affiliated with Indy BackPack Attack, the program collects and distributes new school supplies to more than 8,000 Hamilton County students.
More than 20 community partners have agreed to help collect school supplies, including businesses, service organizations, churches and others. The donated school supplies will be distributed to Hamilton County schools during the first week of August.
On July 18 and 19, BackPack Attack will be hosting its Fill the Bus events at Walmart stores across the county. Shoppers will be asked to purchase school supply bundles from Walmart and fill the bus with the donations.
Donations of new school supplies may be brought to any of the three drop-off sites listed. Cash donations are also accepted. Checks can be made out to United Way of Central Indiana with “Hamilton County BackPack Attack” written in the memo line and sent to the UWCI Hamilton County office at 650 E. Carmel Drive, Suite 340.
Volunteers will be needed for Fill the Bus on July 18 and 19 for 2-3 hour shifts and to help count and sort the donations on July 24, 28, and 30 for three-hour shifts. Sign up for these events at http://tinyurl.com/fillthebus and http://tinyurl.com/backpackattack.
For more information on volunteering or collecting supplies for the Hamilton County BackPack Attack, please call the Hamilton County office of United Way of Central Indiana at 566-6722 or email email@example.com.
WHAT TO DONATE
Priority items: Three-ring binders, backpacks, colored pencils, composition notebooks, Expo-brand dry erase markers, highlighters, pocket folders, school boxes, scissors, Ziploc bags
Also needed: Erasers, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, loose-leaf paper, Post-It notes, Sharpies, spiral notebooks, tissues, washable markers
DROP OFF SITES
- Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville, 1448 Conner St., Noblesville
- Fishers YMCA, 9012 E. 126th St., Fishers
- PrimeLife Enrichment, 1078 Third Ave. S.W., Carmel