Volunteers help stuff backpacks with school supplies

NOW: Volunteers help stuff backpacks with school supplies

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Volunteers in Milwaukee are making sure every kid has a backpack full of supplies for the new school year. 

The St. Camillus Retirement Home teamed up with the United Way to fill backpacks of pencils, paper, and everything a kid needs for school. 

Organizers say it costs families about $75 a year on school supplies and events like this help cut down on costs. 

"Getting these school supplies is a small thing that United Way can do to help these families and make sure that's a box they can check off and they're all set up for the school year and their students can be successful," said Jennifer Barnard with United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties. 

The school supplies were donated through the United Way's Backpack Coalition. It distributes nearly 5,000 backpacks to kids in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties. 

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