11 of 50: Greater Milwaukee Backpack Coalition

Backpack Coalition is a United Way-led initiative in the Greater Milwaukee/Waukesha County region that’s dedicated to helping students in need receive backpacks and school supplies. Each year, about 3,000 backpacks containing grade-appropriate school supplies are given to kids in grades K thru 12.

Helping students start the year off right

Remember the exciting ritual of getting new school supplies for the coming year? The Backpack Coalition helps mobilize funds and volunteers so that more and more children can feel that excitement. Beyond donating backpacks and school supplies to the Coalition, M3 volunteers take the time to fill each backpack and in the process are reminded of just how important it is to start the school year off well-equipped and ready to learn.

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