The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

July 21, 2013

Shoppers asked to help local school supply program


BECKLEY — Back-to-school supplies are being collected for Operation Backpack.

Organizer Cindy Parker asks shoppers to purchase backpacks and school supplies and to place them in special drop-boxes around Beckley.

Box locations include Beckley Newspapers, Walgreens in Beckley and Beaver, Mid-State Auto, Stagecoach Salon in Sophia, Access Health Pharmacy and Beckley Pickers (beside King Tut’s in Beckley), Beckley Presbyterian Church, Eppy’s Drug, Shear Style on City Avenue, Raleigh County Commission on Aging and Bodyworks.

Last year, Operation Backpack provided backpacks and school supplies to more than 700 children in Raleigh, Summers, Fayette and Wyo-ming counties.