United Way Prepares Record-Number of Students for Back-To-School
The United Way is helping a record number of families prepare for back to school.
Families lined up early at the Fargodome today to pick up backpacks and supplies from United Way's 16th annual School Supply Drive.
Volunteers packed and are distributing more than 51-hundred backpacks to kids in kindergarten through high school.
This year, United Way expects to serve more than 3-thousand families.
Thomas Hill/ United Way of Cass-Clay: "As the community grows, the need is growing as well. So we want to be able to meet that, while we also look at proactive solutions to try to really make sure that families are ready for school on that first day."
There will also be a second distribution event on Tuesday from 4 to 7PM at the Fargodome.