United Way launches school supply campaign

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Small school buses will be stationed in Jackson and Cape Girardeau starting Monday. The United Way of Southeast Missouri is launching a campaign to collect supplies like folders, pencils and backpacks for low-income families.

The campaign's goal is to collect enough supplies to fill 1,200 backpacks, according to a news release from the United Way.

Local donation sites will be at Schnucks and Kmart in Cape Girardeau and Country Mart in Jackson. There will also be workplace collection sites. To participate or give money donations, contact the United Way at 334-9634. A $10 donation provides one backpack full of supplies.

Donations will be given to the Salvation Army's annual back-to-school drive and the Scott City and Jackson school districts.

Pertinent address:

430A Broadway Cape Girardeau, MO

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