Donate school supplies for Operation Backpack

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LANSING, MI (WILX) - Operation Backpack is underway!

WILX, along with community partners, will be collecting backpacks and other school supplies for children in need.

The program has been happening since 2004 with St. Vincent Catholic Charities.

Items needed are:
- new backpacks
- spiral notebooks
- pocket folders
- lined notebook paper
-three-ring binders
- pens and pencils
- erasers and pencil sharpeners
- glue and glue sticks
- highlighters
- crayons
- colored markers
- colored pencils
- rulers
- planners

Items donated should be age appropriate for both elementary level and/or secondary level students.

School supplies can be dropped off at WILX, Two Men and a Truck, St. Vincent Catholic Charities, and Capital Area District Library (CADL) locations in Okemos, South Lansing, Haslett, and Mason.

This year, the CADL is including a library card in each backpack.

You can drop off the items right now through August 2.

These items can be dropped off at WILX on 500 American Road in Lansing.
St. Vincent Catholic Charities 2800 Willow St.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Corporate Office: 3400 Belle Chase Way Lansing: 1200 Keystone Ave.

Capital Area District Libraries Downtown: 401 S. Capitol Ave. South Lansing: 3500 S. Cedar St.
Haslett: 1590 Franklin St.
Mason: 145 W. Ash St.
Okemos: 4321 Okemos Rd.

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