Backpack, school supplies collections in Waukesha County

Published on: 7/26/2011

The Waukesha County Backpack Coalition will collect school supplies for low-income students Saturday, July 30.

In 2010 the group collected more than 1,600 backpacks filled with supplies. Officials expect there to be more need this year, according to a news release.

The Fill the Bus event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walmart, 411 Pewaukee Rd., Pewaukee; Sam’s Club, 600 N. Springdale Rd., Waukesha; and Walgreens, 423 Merton Ave., Hartland. Volunteers will be collecting items, putting them in school buses and passing out lists of needed items.