‘Ultimate Backpack’ program collects 14,063 backpacks in 5 hours

‘Ultimate Backpack’ program hopes to collect 15 thousand backpacks full of school supplies

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The VCU Alumni Association collected 14,063 backpacks with Communities in Schools in five hours.

The goal was to collect backpacks full of school supplies for Richmond-area students.

(Source: Timmy Nguyen)
(Source: Timmy Nguyen)

The Ultimate Backpack program presented by CoStar Group held a donation drive Aug. 14, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery at 2408 Ownby Lane.

They backpacked were filled with school supplies, including:

  • 12-inch rulers
  • 3” x 5” index cards
  • backpacks
  • tissues
  • colored pencils
  • composition notebooks
  • Crayons
  • erasers
  • folders
  • glue sticks
  • highlighters
  • loose-leaf paper
  • markers
  • pens
  • pencils
  • pencil pouches
  • scissors (blunt tip)
  • spiral notebooks
Ultimate Backpack Drive underway

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