Backpack and School Supply Drive | Madison, WI

(Madison, WI): SwimWest Swim School is collecting School Supplies for the 2022-2023 school year. Kids will need our help more then ever this time of year. All contributions received during this campaign will be used to provide area students with a backpack filled with back-to-school supplies.  If you would like to help a child get a good start this school year, please drop off supplies at either of the SwimWest locations.   

If you do not like to shop for school supplies, a donation of $40 will buy and fill a backpack for one child!

Drop off locations

1001 Deming Way, Madison, 53717 (Down the road from Greenway Station) 

6220 Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg, 53719 (Back of the building of Pancake Café) 

Together we can help those in the Madison Surrounding area have a successful school year!

Last year SwimWest collected over 100 backpacks and $3000 for children in our area.  This year the goal is to collect 150 backpacks and $3200 for our communities.  

Before school begins, volunteers will be collecting, sorting, and pack the backpacks by grade level, and distribute backpacks of supplies to The Road Home, Lussier Community Education Center, and other organizations in our community.   

SwimWest is taking donations until August 15th. (They will take them after that deadline and donate the money and items to the area schools that are in need of supplies.)  

To Contribute:

1: Drop off new supplies to either of the SwimWest locations.   

The hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 8am – 8pm.  Friday 8am to Noon, Saturday 8am – noon and Sunday  8am to 5:45pm    

2: Send a letter with your donation to either location with “Operation Backpack” on the envelope. 

3: Drop off a check or cash as a donation.

Supplies that are needed:

  • Pencil Cases
  • Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Washable Markers
  • Crayons
  • Folders
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Ballpoint pens
  • Highlighters
  • Basic Calculators
  • Glue sticks
  • Backpacks!

Questions?  Contact:  Maureen Slaughter – SwimWest —  [email protected] or [email protected] or 608-843-3083.  

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