Brandon Cramer, left, hands off a backpack to Isaac Cline at Washington Elementary School in Marshfield, Tuesday, August 13, 2013. The Marshfield High School football team helped sort school supplies donated during Marshfield United Way's back to school supply donation campaign. The United Way filled two school buses full of supplies.
EDITOR: Marshfield Area United Way has been helping area students with backpacks and school supplies since 2006. Every year, the need continues to grow; and every year, the generosity of our community continues to grow right along with it.
United Way used two school buses on Aug. 12 to stop at 26 different local businesses, churches and organizations to collect hundreds of backpacks and thousands of school supply donations. United Way would like to thank the Marshfield Bus Service and its drivers, Pat and Dan, for their generous contribution of buses, time and muscle. To all who contributed backpacks or school supplies to this year's backpack and school supply drive, thank you for your generosity.
Marshfield Area United Way enlisted the help of the Marshfield Tiger football team on Aug. 13 to assist in unloading and sorting all of the donations. Thirty-seven varsity football players made quick work out of what could have been a daunting, day-long task. A big thank you goes out to Coach Denny Goettl and the football team for their part in the backpack and school supply drive during the past four years. Numerous other volunteers and their helpers also lent a hand on this day to sort and organize donations.
Our sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude goes to the 92 volunteers who helped haul, organize, and distribute countless backpacks and supplies over the past few days. This is truly a communitywide effort. Because of you, 509 area children received backpacks and school supplies this past week, making this year our largest distribution to date.
Marshfield Area United Way would like to wish all area students a happy, healthy and successful 2013 school year.
Marshfield Area United Way,