Thursday, June 18, 2015

Drop Off Backpack Attack Donations at the Library

Backpack Attack is here again!  Along with the other two Boone County Public Libraries in Thorntown and Lebanon, and among 25+ locations, the Hussey-Mayfield Library is again a drop-off site for school supplies for the United Way of Central Indiana’s Backpack Attack.  Collection boxes are located near the main entrance on both public floors and school supplies may be dropped off between Thursday, June 18th and Monday, July 13th.  Students from all 10 elementary schools and 7 middle / high schools in Boone County will receive backpacks filled with school supplies to help them begin school this fall with some of the school supplies they need to be successful.

Backpacks have already been donated and it’s the fun stuff to put inside them that is needed now.  Priority items include:

•    Loose-leaf notebook paper
•    Spiral notebooks (no college-rule)
•    1” 3-ring binders
•    Dry-erase markers (black & blue)
•    #2 pencils
•    Scissors
•    Yellow highlighters


Also needed:

•    Colored pencils  (12-count)
•    Crayons (24-count)
•    Washable markers
•    Glue sticks
•    2-pocket folders
•    Plastic pencil boxes
•    Index cards

There are several opportunities to volunteer with the Boone County Backpack Attack in July and August.  Call Katie Hedge at (765) 894-1686 for more information or use the mysignupgenius website to sign up.

So, while you’re out shopping in the next few weeks, pick up some extra school supplies as outlined above and drop them off at the Hussey-Mayfield Library to be put in backpacks for kids who need them.  If you have questions about Backpack Attack, please contact Boone County Backpack Intern Katie Hedge at (765) 894-1686 or

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