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Build a Backpack and help local students in need

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

We may be in the dog days of summer, but a new school year is just around the corner.  Beginning Saturday July 20, you can help economically disadvantaged students prepare to succeed in the classroom.

United Way of Pitt County and Walmart will partner to collect school supplies for these students in Pitt County through the Build a Bakckpack program. 

Bins will be placed in every Walmart store across the state including the Walmart locations in Greenville.  You can donate school supplies to local students for six weeks, July 20-August 31. 

On Saturday August 3, during tax free weekend, United Way of Pitt County will host "Stuff the Bus" events.  Look for the Pitt County Schools' yellow school bus in Walmart parking lots at 210 Greenville Blvd. and the new location at 4600 East 10th St.

All items donated will be given to United Way of Pitt County for distribution to local public school students in need.

The Build a Backpack program is the largest school supply drive ever conducted by Walamart.  It's part of a state-wide collaboration with United Way and Communities in Schools of North Carolina.  

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