BUFFALO, NY - It was another huge show of support for each other today as the 'City of Good Neighbors' came through once again for our annual 2 Pack a Backpack school drive.
But that does not mean the work there is done.
The volunteers worked for over 16 hours on Friday collecting backpacks for those in need.
Now crews at the Boys and Girls Club of Buffalo will spend the weekend sorting the donations into the backpacks with all the supplies needed to help area school children.
Thank you Western New York for your support once again!
Each year, 2 On Your Side teams up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo to help provide school supplies for children whose family cannot afford them. Over the years, "2 Pack a Backpack" has helped send thousands of Western New York kids to school with the tools they need for a successful year.
In addition, you can support our "2 Pack a Backpack" drive the next time you visit your local Dollar Tree store. Just purchase a school supply item at the checkout. Supplies will be added and stuffed into backpacks to be handed out to kids.
Need a backpack? The Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo are accepting applications through Friday, August 10th. In order to apply, families must fill out a school supplies request form. Forms are available at the following Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo locations from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.:
- Eggertsville Youth & Community Center- 4110 Bailey Ave., Amherst
- Babcock Clubhouse- 282 Babcock St., Buffalo
- William C. Baird Clubhouse- 2061 Bailey Ave., Buffalo
- John F. Beecher Clubhouse- 180 10th St., Buffalo
- Butler Mitchell Clubhouse- 370 Massachusetts Ave., Buffalo
- Southside Clubhouse- 17 Tamarack St., Buffalo -
- Masten Clubhouse- 397 Northland Ave., Buffalo