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41 QC Businesses Help with School Supply Drive

For many students, classes begin next month, but their families don't have the money to buy the paper, pencils, erasers, notebooks, scissors, and other items they'll need. So today, the United Way hosted a second "Day of Action" for businesses to donate school supplies to children all over the Quad Cities.

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United Way of the Quad Cities
2018 Day of Action at J.B. Young Opportunity Center, Davenport, IA

Spokeswoman, Marci Zogg, says last year, 17 businesses participated. But that number more than doubled this year. And it costs an average of $15.00 for a backpack filled with the supplies one student needs to succeed in school. 

Before last year's Day of Action, local schools and the First Day Project asked the United Way of the Quad Cities to help get businesses involved. Zogg says many companies started a few weeks ago, by asking employees to donate school supplies, too.

Today, businesses dropped off school supplies and contributions at Davenport's J. B. Young Opportunity Center. And they'll be distributed to Quad Cities school districts tonight. The United Way is also accepting cash donations online HERE to help pay for school supplies.

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