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It's that time again - time to think about back to school

As summer begins to wind down, families are already thinking about back to school. For many, this opens up new worries: financial worries. In Marathon County, 6,000 students from 4K to Grade 8 qualify for free or reduced lunch which makes them eligible to receive a backpack full of school supplies.

From now until August 18, you can help students get the supplies they need by dropping off a bundle of pencils or a few sale items at a drop site. For a full list of materials that are acceptable to donate and where to donate, visit our Fill A Backpack Fill A Need page.

On Saturday, August 22, those eligible, or their parents, family members or guardians can come to the National Guard Armory at 833 S. 17th Avenue in Wausau between 8am-2pm to pick up a backpack and supplies. If you have not received a ticket from your school, please bring proof of eligibility; which can be obtained online at access.wi.gov or available at the schools, and identification to the event to receive your backpack.

For more information about Workplace Volunteer Council's Fill A Backpack Fill A Need call Jacque Sirianni at United Way of Marathon County, 715-298-5723. Thank you for all your past and continued support of this remarkable project.

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