The Salvation Army and KETV 7 Can Help Kids are teaming up to collect new school supplies.
Every year, the Back to School Backpack Program provides thousands of children with backpacks and school supplies at locations across the metro. This year's premier sponsor is Methodist Health System. Additional collection partners include participating McDonald’s, Kaplan University, Q98, Payless Office Products and Firefighters on the Move.
The following new items are needed: backpacks, crayons, markers, rulers, glue, erasers, spiral notebooks, two pocket folders, pencils, pens and theme paper.
New school supplies are being collected now through August 6.
Monetary donations can be made online. You may also support the Back to School Backpack program by texting OMAHA to 80888 and make a $10 donation by phone. Message and data rates apply.