United Way of Central Alabama helps parents send their kids back to school

Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 6:37 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2022 at 2:20 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The United Way of Central Alabama is helping children go back to school.

The Back-to-School Backpack Drive is happening now through August 4. UWCA teams up with agencies such as the Boys and Girls Club, Big Brother Big Sister and the Salvation Army to distribute school supplies to students in need.

This year, they believe they will need 1,500 backpacks.

“Every kid needs to have the tools to be successful. I don’t care who those kids are. And the way we look at is, that all the kids are our kids. This is our community, this is our home. We need to take care of them,” said Director of United Way Hands On, Benga Harrison.

If you’d like to help, drop off is at United Way, 3600 8th Avenue South.

And if you’d like to receive a backpack for your child, you must contact one the agencies listed below directly.  Please don’t call United Way to sign up.

  • Aids Alabama
  • Aletheia House
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Blount County Aid to Homeless Children
  • Boys and Girls Club (Brookside)
  • Boys and Girls Club (Warrior)
  • Children’s Village (Western Area)
  • Girls INC.
  • Glenwood
  • King’s Home
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Salvation Army
  • St. Clair/Blount Hispanic Ministries
  • YWCA
  • UW Financial Stability
  • St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church


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