WLWT participates in the launch of the Operation Backpack school supplies campaign

While out shopping on Wednesday morning, Sharon Kuczek made a quick stop at Target and Furniture Fair on Fields Ertel Road, all to help out a child. now,” Kuczek said. She dropped off a backpack full of treats for a child to enjoy at the start of the new school year. “Hygiene products too, because children need them too,” Kuczek said. Want to help? Here’s how you can donate to Operation Backpack. Whether it’s toothpaste, soap, pencils, crayons, notebooks, backpacks or highlighters, all items that will help a child start the school year are accepted. Erin Joyner is with Volunteers of America. It’s a relief for teachers who are used to outfitting their classrooms with these supplies for their children,” Joyner said. WLWT, Furniture Fair and Volunteers of America kicked off the Backpack drive operation Wednesday morning. Donations can be dropped off at any furniture fair location through Monday, August 8. Supplies will be given to children in Greater Cincinnati who are part of the Boys and Girls Club. “It’s more than just academic achievement. It’s a confidence factor. No one wants to show up on the first day of school unprepared. So it has a lot to do with self-confidence,” said said Bill Bresser, CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati. Even the smallest of donations can have a lasting impact in a child’s life.

While out shopping on Wednesday morning, Sharon Kuczek made a quick stop at Target and Furniture Fair on Fields Ertel Road, all to help out a child.

“I thought, I’m on my way to the library, so I’ll just drop it off now,” Kuczek said.

She dropped off a backpack full of treats for a child to enjoy at the start of the new school year.

“Hygiene products too, because children need them too,” Kuczek said.

Want to help? Here’s how you can donate to Operation Backpack.

Whether it’s toothpaste, soap, crayons, pencils, notebooks, backpacks or highlighters, all items that will help a child start the school year are accepted.

Erin Joyner is with Volunteers of America.

“It’s really important for families who are feeling financial hardship, like all of us. It’s a relief for teachers who are used to outfitting their classrooms with these supplies for their kids,” Joyner said.

WLWT, Furniture Fair and Volunteers of America launched the Operation Backpack campaign on Wednesday morning.

Donations can be dropped off at any location at the Furniture Fair until Monday, August 8.

Supplies will be given to children in Greater Cincinnati who are part of the Boys and Girls Club.

“It’s more than just academic achievement. It’s a confidence factor. No one wants to show up on the first day of school unprepared. So it has a lot to do with self-confidence,” said said Bill Bresser, CEO of Boys and Girls. Greater Cincinnati Club.

Even the smallest of donations can have a lasting impact in a child’s life.

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