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Donations for Back to School Backpack Program Accepted Through Aug. 7

Published: July 6, 2022
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For the ninth consecutive year, Methodist Health System is partnering with KETV and the Omaha Salvation Army for the Back to School Backpack Program. The annual campaign provides school supplies to families in Omaha and Council Bluffs, helping children begin the school year with the tools they need to be successful.

While all donations will be accepted, the items most needed include:

  • Backpacks
  • Rulers
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Erasers
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Theme paper
  • Two-pocket folders
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues

School supplies can be dropped off through Aug. 7 at select Methodist Health System, Metro Credit Union, Cubby's and Salvation Army locations. Methodist locations are:

  • Administration Building. 825 S. 169th St., Omaha
  • Urgent Care. 6700 Mercy Road, Suite 109, Omaha
  • Urgent Care. 5908 S. 142nd St., Omaha
  • Urgent Care. 10710 Fort St., Omaha
  • Urgent Care. 20021 Manderson St., Omaha
  • Urgent Care. 11946 Standing Stone Drive, Gretna
  • Urgent Care. 808 E. Pierce St., Council Bluffs

For a full list of school supply drop-off and distribution locations, click here. To make a monetary donation online, click here.

KETV, the Salvation Army and other sponsors will be accepting donations at Methodist Women’s Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 3.