Once again this year, Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing), along with its community partners, is collecting backpacks and other school supplies for children in need. The program has been going on since 2004 with St. Vincent Catholic Charities.

The station is asking viewers to donate new backpacks, spiral notebooks, pocket folders, binds, pens and pencils, crayons, markets, rulers, planners and other supplies students in elementary and secondary level students may need.

Collection points include the station, Two Men and a Truck, St. Vincent Catholic Charities and Capital Area District Library (CADL) locations in Okemos, South Lansing, Haslett, and Mason.  CADL is including a library card in each backpack.

The drive continues through August 2.

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