United Way Backpack Project

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Each year, approximately 400 backpacks are filled with grade and school district appropriate school supplies and given to qualifying children throughout Brown County.

What's the United Way Backpack Project?  

Watch a short video about the Backpack Project!

Children in grades K-8 in Brown County who qualify for the free lunch program can participte in this program. United Way has teamed up with local school districts, The Salvation Army, BIC Graphic, Bank Midwest and area businesses to make this opportunity available to families in the Brown County area.

How does it work?

Each summer schools in Brown County mail United Way Backpack Project info and applications to families who qualify for the FREE lunch program in grades K-8.  School supplies and backpacks are then collected by participating businesses and organizations to fill the large number of requests.  Parents and children who qualify to receive a backpack and supplies are then invited to come and pack their backpacks with all the supplies they need to get off to a good start in school.

Click Here for the complete list of supplies needed.