In the 608: How to stuff a backpack with school supplies for local kids

MADISON, Wis. – We are proud to be partnering once again this year with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County to help more students prepare for the upcoming school year.

Last year, we filled an entire boat, and then some, ultimately raising more than $20,000 and school supplies to help hundreds of area kids.

This Friday, August 1, we are going to be doing it again at Wingra Boats. We’d love to have any and all support this year in making back to school much easier for families in the 608.

So what all should we be stuffing inside the backpack? There are a lot of items on the list this year. Each age is a little different. Click here for a full list of supplies that are needed that you can take with you to the store.

You can also help without leaving home by buying items from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County’s Amazon Wishlist here. Items will be delivered directly to BGCDC. We’ve also posted a map online with all the places you can donate.