Lake Area Bank is holding its second annual backpack drive this August. “The backpack drive is an opportunity for customers and employees to donate to children in need of school supplies,” says marketing and communications director Shelley Ross.
The drive will run until August 11, and people are welcome to donate school supplies, as well as make monetary donations. You can find the list of the supplies they’re looking for on their website. “They can donate at any of our five banks, as well as our mortgage division,” Ross says.
This year’s goal is 1,500 items; last year, they exceeded their expectations. “Our goal was to collect 1,200 items,” Ross says. “We shattered that number by collecting 2,002 items.”