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2,300 students in the Fox Valley still need school supplies amidst COVID-19

This academic year may look a little different with some students attending in person full, part-time or from home, but school supplies are still essential for successful learning.

The annual Backpacks for Kids Campaign, sponsored by your Community Foundation and the Post Crescent, are helping children in the Fox Valley get set for a successful 2020-2021 school year.

Social workers in Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet, and Waupaca counties have identified more than 2,300 school children whose families cannot afford to provide them with school supplies. The goal is to help all 2,300 students get a good start to the school year.

This year’s goal is $30,000, and the campaign runs through August 26. The campaign supports the Neenah-Menasha Emergency Society, Outagamie County DHS, Calumet County Salvation Army, Calumet County DHS and Waupaca County DHS. These agencies  provide a backpack filled with school supplies to needy families.  These funds are critical to the agencies to help provide a large need in the community.

The Backpacks for Kids Community Fund is a fund within the Community Foundation.

Click here to give online now. You can also mail your donation by check to:  Community Foundation, 4455 W. Lawrence St., Appleton, WI 54914.

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