Operation Backpack

By: wilx.com
By: wilx.com

Driven by volunteer donations of backpacks and school supplies, Operation Backpack is a back-to-school effort Co-Chaired by Congressman Mike Rogers and Lupe Izzo, benefiting the needy children served by all programs of St. Vincent Catholic Charities. STVCC is collaborating with Andy Provenzano, WILX-TV Channel 10 and Two Men And A Truck in effort to successfully reach our goal of 1,000 donated backpacks stuffed full of school supplies. Operation Backpack runs now through the end of August, culminating with a back-to-school rally hosted by Congressman Mike Rogers and Lupe Izzo, accompanied by a WILX personality serving as the MC.

The drive runs now through the end of August.

Backpacks & School Supplies can be dropped off at:

WILX-News 10:
500 American Rd. Lansing, MI 48912 (517) 393-0110

St. Vincent Catholic Charities:
2800 Willow St., Lansing, MI (517) 323-4734

Congressman Rogers Office:
1327 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912 (517)702-8000

Two Men And A Truck :
5910 Enterprise Dr. Lansing, MI (Between UPS and Fed Ex)

Items Needed: Backpacks are packed with age appropriate school supplies; both elementary level (K-6) and secondary level (7-12).

* Backpacks – school age
* 3 Ring Trapper Keeper organizers that zip shut
* Folders for Trapper Keepers (must be three hole punched)
* Spiral Notebooks
* Lined Notebook Paper
* Pencil/Pen Keeper (three hole punched, to go in Trapper Keeper)
* Pens
* Pencils
* Erasers
* Colored Pencils
* Colored Markers
* Highlighters
* Calculators
* Glue Sticks
* Rulers
*3 x 5 Cards

All donated items are tax deductible. Contact May Fathallah 323-4734 Ext.1203 in the St. Vincent Catholic Charities Development Office to request a tax receipt letter for your donation.

WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
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