Fill a Backpack, Fill a Need

By: Stacy Eckes
By: Stacy Eckes

It may still be mid-summer, but it won't be long before you and your kids will be shopping for school supplies.

Children from low-income families in the area could also use your help getting ready for that first day of school.

The third annual "Fill a Backpack, Fill a Need" campaign is underway in Marathon County. Organizers are looking for your donations of pens, paper and even backpacks for less fortunate young scholars in the county.

"If you go back and remember the days when you were younger, how fun it was to pack up with mom and go school shopping to have those supplies to take home and sort through them. And no child should be deprived of that privilege," said Pam Marcouiller from Abbotsford State Bank.

The Abbotsford State Bank in Wausau is just one of nearly 30 collection sites throughout Marathon County.

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