News 3 Now Back-to-School Drive: How you can help

MADISON, Wis. — News 3 Now is partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County to make sure area students have the supplies they need for the fall school year.

After a year of virtual learning for many students, families are expecting to pay more for back-to-school supplies. The National Retail Federation estimates parents will pay $849 a household on average, totaling $37 billion nationwide. That’s up from $34 billion last year.

News 3 Now is taking action to help counteract that cost with a back-to-school supplies drive in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club. The drive runs Aug. 2 – 13 across the greater Madison area. The Club has compiled a list of supplies that will help students ranging in age from 2 to 24 years old. There are several different ways you can donate:

News 3 Now This Morning will provide live reports on the progress of the fundraiser, daily counts of donated supplies and other ways you can help. You can tune in on weekdays from 4:30 – 7 a.m. on News 3 Now.