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Methodist Sponsors Back-to-School Backpack ProgramPublished: June 28, 2016
Donate New Backpacks & School Supplies at MHS Hospitals, Metro-Area MPC Clinics, MHS Corporate & Nebraska Methodist College Through Aug. 5
Methodist is once again a proud presenting sponsor of the KETV 7 Can Help Kids/Salvation Army Back-to-School Backpack Program.
This program collects donations of backpacks and other school supplies from Metro-area businesses and individuals for distribution to needy children in our community. Last year, with your help, we set a new program record, distributing 13,000+ backpacks.
Promotional ads that list Methodist locations as collection sites begin airing on KETV on July 1. On Friday, August 5, KETV will host a live remote broadcast from the lobby of Methodist Women's Hospital encouraging people to donate. Here is an advance preview of a promotional ad from KETV:
NEW This Year: Send Us Your School Supply Selfies
Send us photos of your staff with your drop-off barrels and supplies. We will share the best ones on social media. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Fill the Blue Barrels
Blue collection barrels are being placed at all three Methodist hospitals and at Metro-area Methodist Physicians Clinics (all MPC locations except Glenwood, Louisville, Malvern, Red Oak and Valley) starting the week of June 27. At the main Methodist Hospital campus, parking valet staff will gladly accept curbside school supply donations and place those in the collection barrels so drivers need not take the time park and carry donations into the hospital.
Barrels are also being placed at the MHS Corporate cafeteria at 8511 W. Dodge Road and in the lobby of the Clark Center at Nebraska Methodist College - The Josie Harper Campus at 720 N. 87th Street.
NEW School Supplies Needed:
- Spiral Notebooks
- 2-Pocket Folders
- Lined Theme Paper (for 3-ring notebooks)
- Bottles of Hand Sanitizer
- Reusable Water Bottles
Distribution of backpacks filled with school supplies will take place August 6, 12 & 13 at three area locations.