Operation Backpack

August 24 - September 7

All YMCA of Dane County Branches

As a new school year approaches, children and families across Dane County scour department stores and check off lists for all the essential school supplies. Some families, however, do not have the means to purchase new supplies, leaving children poorly equipped for the start of the new year. The YMCA of Dane County wants to do our part in helping ensure all children are prepared for the start of the new year, and have access to the tools and supplies they need for a successful school year.

Join us in late August for Operation Backpack! All three of our YMCA of Dane County branches will host collection sites, making it easy for our members, and the greater community, to chip-in, donate, and help out! The need is great, so if you can, please donate school supply items, backpacks, or more.

WHAT: Operation Backpack
Help us collect much needed school supplies for local youth and families who do not have the means to acquire school-year essentials

Suggested donations:
Backpacks Pens Pencils
Notebooks Folders Erasers
Glue Sticks Colored Pencils Markers

WHERE: All YMCA of Dane County Locations
Lussier Family West YMCA - 5515 Medical Circle | Madision, WI 53719
Lussier Family East YMCA - 711 Cottage Grove Rd | Madison, WI 53716
Northeast YMCA - 1470 Don Simon Dr | Sun Prairie, WI 53590

WHEN: August 24 - September 7, 2015

WHO: All community members are invited to donate items. Each of our Y locations
have selected a nearby school to support with this year's drive.

West Y - Supporting Leopold Elementary School - Madison
East Y - Supporting Kennedy Elementary School - Madison
Northeast Y - Supporting Westside Elementary School - Sun Prairie