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School Supply Drives 2012 – Central Wisconsin

Let's send our kids off to school with the tools they need to succeed!  School supplies are being collected at area stores, service organizations, and at your local United Way!

In Adams County:  Stuff the Bus

School supplies will be collected at local businesses and organizations on from July 23 – August 17, 2012.  On August 17, a school bus will drive to each location to pick up donations.  Children who need school supplies can complete an application at the Adams County Health and Human Services office from July 30 - August 17, 2012.  Contact United Way of Inner Wisconsin at 715-421-0390 for information.

In Marshfield:  Fill a Backpack, Fulfill a Dream

Marshfield Area United Way will be holding their backpack school supply drive from July 30-August 10.  Individuals or businesses interested in collecting needed schools supplies can visit  to find supply lists for area schools.  Families will be notified of dates, times and location for pick up.  Contact the Marshfield Area United Way at 715-384-9992 for more information or to receive school supply assistance.

In Marathon County:  Workplace Volunteer Council's Fill a Backpack Fill a Need

School supplies will be collected at public drop-off sites July 23-August 6 and at the Wausau National Guard Armory on August 7, noon to 6pm.  Backpacks filled with supplies will be distributed at the Armory on August 11 from 8 AM-2 PM.  Contact United Way's 2-1-1 for more information.

In Portage County:  Project Fresh Start

During July and August, area businesses, organizations and churches will host internal collection drives or public school supply drop off sites.  To view a complete list of these locations, please visit VOLUNTEERSROCK.ORG. From the website, you can also sign up a child to receive school supplies, register your business or organization as a drop site, or sign-up to volunteer at the event. Contact United Way of Portage County Volunteer Center with questions – call 715-341-6740 or stop into the office at 1100 Centerpoint Dr., Ste. 302, Stevens Point, WI 54481

In South Wood County:  Stuff the School Bus, Stuff the Desk

Drop off school supplies during "Lunch by the River" on August 9, 2012 at Veteran's Memorial Park, Wisconsin Rapids, from 11:30am – 1:00pm. School supplies will be distributed during "Stuff the Desk" on August 18, 2012 at Lincoln High School, 8:00am – 12:00pm. Contact United Way of Inner Wisconsin at 715-421-0390 for information.

For more information, visit to locate the United Way near you, or dial 2-1-1.

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