GE Appliances Backpack Supply Drive

At Metro United Way we identify the most pressing issues in our community, and we bring together the people we think can solve them.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the look and feel of back-to-school for many students across our seven-county service area, but students still need basic supplies to be successful. The wide-reaching effects of this pandemic have left many nonprofit organizations without adequate resources to provide school supplies to the families they serve, and for many families, back-to-school shopping is more than just a headache, it’s a serious financial challenge.

This year we are working diligently to fill TRIPLE THE NUMBER OF REQUESTS for backpacks and school supplies than we saw just a year ago and we can’t meet this critical need without your help!

Not only do school supplies help children with their studies, having a new backpack and notebooks can help raise a child’s self-esteem. Feeling good about themselves and having the tools they need to complete their schoolwork helps them start the new school year off on the right foot.

You can help us meet the need below by purchasing a backpack filled with school supplies for just $12 each.

Each backpack will include:

  • A 17” backpack
  • 3 single subject notebooks
  • 3 folders
  • 12 pre-sharpened pencils
  • Markers
  • Earbuds

Together, we can ensure that no child in our community is left behind due to the inability to access basic school supplies!


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