Behold the power of a new backpack with school supplies: It makes any kid a little more excited to go back to school.
That power is even more profound for a child in need.
That's why Apple Federal Credit Union is teaming up with NBC4 to collect donations, school supplies and backpacks for children in need at back-to-school time.
Come to the Kingstowne branch of Apple Federal Credit Union on Wednesday, August 26 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. to drop off supplies.
Or, go online for more info or to donate.
Please see below with further donation information and the list of school supplies needed per backpack.
Here's how you can help:
Donate money online here.
Send a check made out to Backpacks 4 Kids to:
Backpacks 4 Kids
4001 Nebraska Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Call in during the phone bank on Thursday, August 20 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The number is 202-885-4949.
Apple Federal Credit Union is an official sponsor of Backpacks 4 Kids!
For Apple FCU Locations, click here.
School supplies needed per backpack:
Two packs of loose-leaf notebook paper
Two dozen #2 pencils
Two packages of cap erasers
Three spiral composition books
One yellow highlighter
Eight plain folders with pockets and brads or loose leaf binder with dividers
One package of 24 crayons and/or one package of colored pencils
Small pencil or supply box or zippered supply pouch
Two composition books
Box of Kleenex
Two packs of copy (white) paper