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WBNG’S 6th annual Backpack Drive begins

(WBNG) — The 6th annual WBNG Backpack Drive kicks off Thursday, August 1 and will continue through Sunday, August 25.

We have the biggest drive we’ve ever had with more locations than ever to drop off new backpacks thanks to our local sponsors.

“There’s a lot of need for these additional items that come up. Parents, even when they are paying the bills and affording the bills that they have to pay, school comes up really fast for those of us who are parents, we understand that these supplies are needed and every child should be able to get a new backpack to be able to go back to school,” said Mary Whitcombe, Manager of Emergency Services at Catholic Charities of Broome County.

All backpacks will be donated to the Broome County Catholic charities to be distributed to local children in need ahead of the next school year.

Jenn Green an employee at Endwell Family Physicians says taking part in drives such as this, is a highlight for the company.

“This is one of the most rewarding parts of our job, is we can come together as our Endwell Family, family here, and give back to our community that comes to see us, gives to us, that keeps us going,” said Green.

New backpacks can be dropped off at:

Tioga State Bank:
1 N Main St, Spencer, NY 14883
923 State Route 17C Owego, NY 13827
1430 Upper Front Street Binghamton, NY 13901

Hatala Orthodontics:
165 Riverside Dr, Johnson City, NY 13790

Excellus Blue Cross:
Drop off at Oakdale Mall Office
601-635 Harry L Dr, Johnson City, NY

Endwell Family Physicians:
415 Hooper Rd, Endwell, NY 13760

Lourdes Walk-In Locations:
17 Chenango Bridge Road, Binghamton, NY 13901
415 East Main Street, Endicott, NY 13760
276-280 Robinson Street, Binghamton, NY 13904
3101 Shippers Road, Vestal, NY 13850
500 5th Avenue, Owego, NY 13827

We thank all participants in advance for helping to make a difference in our community!

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