Supplies from News 3 Now Back-to-School Drive given to kids across Dane County

MADISON, Wis. — Hundreds of area kids got their hands on some free school supplies as they get ready to head back to class in just a couple of weeks.

Over the past several weeks and with your help, News 3 Now collected thousands of items for students, ranging from backpacks to notebooks, pens, pencils and everything in between.

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Those supplies were given to kids Thursday evening at the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County’s three locations in the county.

“We’ve seen the impact that the pandemic has brought to our families, so being able to go ahead and save them some money and let them kind of finish their summer with peace is very important,” Edith Osorio, the club director for the Allied Family Center, said.

In total, nearly 750 students received backpacks this year, Osorio said; just over 450 were given out Thursday alone.