La Crosse, Wisc. (WLAX/WEUX) Thursday afternoon, two local rotary clubs joined forces to help send kids back to school prepared. Valley View Rotary and Rotary after hours packed over 250 backpacks in La Crosse.
The backpacks are filled with all supplies needed for the entire school year.
Another packing event is slated in a few weeks, in total the clubs look to donate around 600 backpacks. The donation is that much more important this year after the financial effects of COVID-19 on parents and back to school plans constantly changing.
“The students have no idea what their school year is to come and some students school is a safe haven for them, so if they can at least have the supplies that they need, i think that is one step in the right direction for these kids.” Said Madeline Behringer.
The backpacks packed today will be handed out to Northside Elementary students later this week. To learn more about the initiative or to donate there’s a link on our website.