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Annual United Way school supply drive beginning soon

Marshfield Area United Way’s annual “Supplies 4 Success” Backpack and School Supply Drive will be collecting school supplies for area children starting July 27, until Aug. 6. Last year, the backpack and school supply drive helped 637 children from Marshfield, Auburndale, Granton, Greenwood, Loyal, Pittsville, Spencer and Stratford school districts.

You can help children in our area begin the next school year ready to learn by donating backpacks and/ or school supplies and dropping them off at any of the following locations: -- Associated Bank (Marshfield & Pittsville) -- Century 21 Realty -- Christ Lutheran Church -- Citizens State Bank (Marshfield & Spencer) -- First Choice Credit Union -- Forward Bank (Marshfield & Greenwood) -- Partners Bank (Marshfield, Spencer & Stratford) -- MACCI -- Marshfield Area United Way -- Simplicity Credit Union This year we will also be offering a virtual supply drive. You can sponsor a backpack (https://www. full of supplies for $40 or purchase just the supplies for $25.

If your business or organization will be holding a school supply drive within your company and would like the donated supplies picked up, call United Way at 715-384-9992 to schedule a pick-up, if you have not done so already.

If you could use the extra help this back to school season and are enrolled in free or reduced lunch, call the United Way office prior to July 31 to register for school supplies.