HAMILTON COUNTY –July 1, 2015: A county-wide school supply drive is running through July 19. United Way of Central Indiana, in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville, Fishers YMCA, and PrimeLife Enrichment, has launched the second year of Hamilton County’s BackPack Attack program. Affiliated with Indy BackPack Attack, the Hamilton County program collects and distributes new school supplies to help the 8,000 Hamilton County students in need.
On July 18 and 19, BackPack Attack will be hosting Fill the Bus events at Wal-Mart stores across Hamilton County. Shoppers will be asked to purchase school supply bundles from Wal-Mart and fill the bus with the donations.
Donations of new school supplies may be brought to any of the three drop-off sites listed above. Cash donations are also accepted. Checks can be made out to United Way of Central Indiana with “Hamilton County BackPack Attack” written in the memo line and sent to the UWCI Hamilton County office at 650 E. Carmel Drive, Suite 340, Carmel 46032.
Volunteers will be needed for Fill the Bus on July 18 and 19 for 2-3 hour shifts (sign up at http://tinyurl.com/fillthebus) and to help count and sort the donations on July 24, 28, and 30 for 3 hour shifts (sign up at http://tinyurl.com/backpackattack).
For more information on volunteering or collecting supplies for the Hamilton County BackPack Attack, please call the Hamilton County office of United Way of Central Indiana at (317) 566-6722 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hamilton County BackPack Attack is in partnership with Indy BackPack Attack.