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Wausau National Guard Armory
833 S. 17th Avenue, Wausau

Distribution: August 22, 2015, 8 AM - 2 PM

 

  • This fall, 6,000 Marathon County students, from 4K-Grade 8, are eligible for
    Fill A Backpack Fill A Need.
  • Need has increased nearly 40% in five years.
  • Every child deserves to start the school year off with the supplies needed to learn.

How can you help?

  • Consider purchasing and donating items of greatest need. Donations may be taken to a public drop-off site or to the National Guard Armory, 833 S. 17th Ave., Wausau on August 18, 2015 from 9 am - 6 pm.
  • Make a difference with a personal or corporate monetary donation. Checks can be directed to:

    WVC - FABFAN
    PO Box 1384
    Wausau, WI 54402-1384

    Printable donation form
    Direct donations are tax deductible. Receipts will be mailed after the event.

  • Be part of the volunteer "Army" at the National Guard Armory. Volunteers are needed August 18 - 21, 2015. Sign up is online and will be available July 1, 2015.

2014 Results

pile of doanted backpacksThe 16th annual Fill a Backpack Fill a Need (FABFAN) was a success in helping Marathon County students start the school year with much needed supplies. Thank you to all those who helped. In 2014:

  • 5,989 students in grades 4K-8 were eligible for the program
  • More than 2,690 students received a backpack or bag of basic school supplies
  • 193 volunteers donated 689 hours to make Fill A Backpack 2014 successful

FABFAN Testimonials

When a child goes to school that first day, it is so important that they have all the tools necessary to be successful. I feel like FABFAN is essential to giving our children the right start. I have been helping in some capacity for about eight years and been very involved for the past five. I cannot possibly describe....
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I have had the pleasure of not only working on a worthwhile project such as the Fill A Backpack Program, but also in seeing some of the needy students from my school benefit. There are students in my school who come from families struggling to put food on their tables.....
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