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Methodist Sponsors Back-to-School Backpack Program

Donate New Backpacks & School Supplies at Methodist Hospitals,  Metro-Area MPC Clinics, MHS Corporate & Nebraska Methodist College Through Aug. 6

Methodist is once again a proud presenting sponsor of the KETV 7 Can Help Kids/Salvation Army Back-to-School Backpack Program.

This program collects donations of backpacks and other school supplies from  Metro-area businesses and individuals for distribution to needy children in our community. Last year, with your help, we set a new program record, distributing 13,000+ backpacks.
Blue collection barrels are located at all three Methodist hospitals and at Metro-area Methodist Physicians Clinics. At the main Methodist Hospital campus, parking valet staff will gladly accept curbside school supply donations and place those in the collection barrels so drivers need not take the time park and carry donations into the hospital.

Barrels are also being placed at the MHS Corporate cafeteria at 8511 W. Dodge Road and in the lobby of the Clark Center at Nebraska Methodist College - The Josie Harper Campus at 720 N. 87th Street.

School Supplies Needed: NEW Items Only

  • Backpacks
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Rulers
  • Glue
  • Erasers
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • 2-Pocket Folders
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Lined Theme Paper (For 3-Ring Notebooks)

Distribution of backpacks filled with school supplies will take place August 8-9, 9 a.m. - noon, at three area locations: Kroc Center, Millard Library and North Omaha Salvation Army.

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