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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:

    705 S. 24th Ave.
    Suite 400B
    Wausau, WI 54401
    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.

2013 Results

pile of doanted backpacksThe 15th 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 2013:

  • 5,463 students in grades 4K-8 were eligible for the program
  • More than 2,613 students received a backpack or bag of basic school supplies
  • 213 volunteers donated 736 hours to make Fill A Backpack 2013 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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Buska Financial donates to FABFAN 2011
River Valley Bank and K-tech Kleening sponsor a benefit brat fry in 2012
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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