clear
Friday May 22nd, 2015 3:17PM

United Way launches Adopt-A-Backpack campaign in Gainesville

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - With school starting in about a month in many places, United Way of Hall County has launched an Adopt-A-Backpack campaign and is seeking donations from the public.<br /> <br /> Through the initiative, United Way will provide grade-level appropriate backpacks full of supplies directly to the school counselors at all Gainesville City and Hall County schools. The counselors will distribute the backpacks directly to students with the greatest need. <br /> <br /> The goal, United Way officials say, is to collect supplies to fill 470 backpacks to provide ten backpacks to each school. Any supplies received above and beyond the goal will be given directly to schools with the highest poverty rate and greatest need. <br /> <br /> All supplies can be dropped off at the United Way office at 527 Oak Street in Gainesville. <br /> <br /> Volunteers are invited to help sort the supplies and stuff the backpacks on Monday, July 28, at 5:00 at the United Way office. Contact Joy Griffin at jgriffin@unitedwayhallcounty.org to participate.<br /> <br /> Adoption Levels <br /> <br /> $5 Elementary Backpack <br /> <br /> $10 Middle School Backpack<br /> <br /> $15 High School Backpack<br /> <br /> $25 Pencils for a Year<br /> <br /> $50 Paper for a Year<br /> <br /> $100 Notebooks for a Year<br /> <br /> $250 Flash drives for a Classroom<br /> <br /> To find out more about the program, click on the link below.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
US stocks post sixth straight year of gains
U.S. stocks ended a strong 2014 with moderate declines Wednesday.
4:43PM ( 4 months ago )
Palestinians push ahead in pursuit of war crimes charges against Israel
Stung by a resounding defeat in the U.N. Security Council, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they joined the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.
1:57PM ( 4 months ago )
Business News
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 4 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 4 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 4 months ago )
Local/State News
UNG plans to occupy top floor of Cumming City Hall
Due to program and enrollment growth at its Cumming Campus, the University of North Georgia plans to lease the top floor of the Cumming City Hall for its Master of Business Administration and continuing education and professional development programs, that according to Associate Vice President of University Relations Kate Maine.
By Submitted
6:16PM ( 21 hours ago )
Flowery Branch moves forward with downtown redevelopment
The Flowery Branch City Council has given approval to start the pre-design work on a redesign of the city's downtown area.
7:38PM ( 2 days ago )
Hall Co. fire services promotes first female Chief Officer
Hall County Fire Services has promoted Captain Christie Grice to Battilion Chief of Business Services, the first promotion of a female to a Chief Officer position in the department's history.
6:24PM ( 2 days ago )
Hall Sheriff discusses law enforcement in South Hall, nation
With two-thirds of Hall County’s population living south of Oakwood (according to the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce) the South Hall Business Coalition wanted to hear from Sheriff Gerald Couch and tour the new Sheriff’s Office headquarters building that opened in their part of the county in November 2014.
11:44AM ( 3 days ago )
Greater Hall Chamber honors businesses, community leaders
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce gathered Thursday celebrate the past year and to recognize some of the businesses and people who made it possible.
9:00PM ( 1 week ago )