LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County Build-a-Backpack is again taking place at Walmart in Louisburg, and United Way needs help.
Volunteers are needed to collect donations and school supplies at the United Way table inside of the Walmart Supercenter, 705 Retail Way, Louisburg.
To volunteer, see tinycc.buildabackpackNC to pick dates and times.
Businesses and individuals are encouraged to bring in school supplies through Aug. 21 to Walmart and place in the bins at each entrance. Items needed are paper, pencils, planners for high school seniors, backpacks for all ages and any other school supplies.
If items are in bulk, a pick up can be arranged by calling Brian Murphy at 919-340-0031.
All monetary donations to Build-a-Backpack will be used solely for the backpack effort.
Last year, the backpack program placed 944 full backpacks into the hands of Franklin County students. Safe Space is joining the efforts this year, and each bag will have a voucher for the Variety Store for students.
Donations by check may be made payable to UWFC, add BAB 2015 in the memo line and mail to P.O. Box 342, Louisburg, NC 27549.