During the peak of the tax free holiday, volunteers from the United Way were outside of area Walmarts collecting school supplies for our community's youth.
The "Build-a-Backpack" campaign kicked off this weekend and will go on through the month of August. The organization is looking to collect some of the essentials that many go without.
Jim Cieslar of the United Way hopes that this event will help strengthen the families of our community. "So many of these kids don't have the supports that a lot of children in our community have. They enter school and they aren't ready to learn and everyone succeeds when a child succeeds in school."
If you couldn't make it out to Saturday's event, you can drop off supplies at any Wal-mart, just place them in the designated bins at the entrance of the store.