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More Than 4,000 Backpacks Ready for Distribution

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The United Way of Cass and Clay Counties kicked off their 16th annual school supply drive just about three weeks ago. In that short time they've collected more than 4,000 backpacks and thousands of other supplies.

500 volunteers will fill those backpacks with the supplies, giving students a brand new backpack and set tools for the new year. Kristina Hien, with the United Way, says this has a huge impact students.

"We are so fortunate to live in a community that is generous and understands, that if we prepare a child for kindergarten for school they will be more successful in their life," said Hien.

Last year the school supply drive put a backpack full of supplies in the hands of 4,599 students. This year the United Way hopes to once again meet or exceed that number.

Any student, K-12, is eligible to receive a backpack and supplies. The United Way asks you to bring a form of ID and come to one of the distribution days at the Fargodome.

Fargodome Distribution

Saturday August 10th, 8:00 - 11:30am

Tuesday August 13th, 4:00 - 7:00pm   

Donations are still being excepted through the end of distribution at the following locations:

  • First International Bank & Trust
  • United Way Cass/Clay office
  • Walmart
  • Great North Insurance
  • Gate City Bank
  • West Acres Mall
  • Moorhead Center Mall

Monetary donations can be mailed to UWCC PO Box 1609 Fargo, ND 58107.  

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