Annual school supply drive begins

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An initiative to get school supplies to Indianapolis students kicked off on Monday.

Participating agencies and businesses were able to pick up materials needed to promote Backpack Attack. The materials also help the businesses collect donations.

The school supplies go to students whose families may not otherwise be able to afford supplies. Because so many school districts have balanced calendars now, Indy Backpack Attack tries to collect supplies by July 18. Then, the supplies are dispersed.

To find participating businesses where you can make a donation, or to make a monetary donation, visit Backpack Attack’s website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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