The Backpacks for Kids campaign is collecting school supplies until Aug. 4.
The Salvation Army purchases 360 backpacks that are then filled with supplies donated by area residents. The backpacks are given to children of families in need before the school year begins.
Donations needed include pencils, pens (black, blue and red), erasers (block), crayons (box of 24), markers (box of 10), spiral notebooks (wide ruled), rulers, scissors, colored pencils, two-pocket folders, glue sticks and pencil boxes.
Donations can be dropped off at the following Shawano locations: Curves, 820 E. Green Bay St.; Perkins, 1398 E. Green Bay St.; Premier Community Bank, 1273 S. Main St.; CoVantage Credit Union, 911 E. Green Bay St.; and Walgreen’s, 401 E. Green Bay St.
Monetary donations can be mailed to Backpacks for Kids, W4925 Stark Road, Shawano.