Thank you to everyone that donated to the No Empty Backpacks School Supply drive! All school supplies donated to the drive were picked up on Monday, August 28th and taken the 88Nine Studios.
Then, on Tuesday, August 29th, volunteers from the community emptied all of the school supplies from the donation bins and started sorting them by category (blue pens, red pens, black pens, pencils, markers, etc.). After all of the supplies had been sorted, the volunteers then tallied the number of each supply that they had. With numbers for each category, the supplies were then divided among the schools benefitting from the school supply drive. In total, over 30,000 supplies were donated to No Empty Backpacks this year, which is 8,000 more than last year’s total. Below is a small sample of some of the supplies donated this year.
The supply deliveries will take place through September 8th. Thank you again to everyone that donated to this campaign!