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Operation Backpack



School supplies are available to Pick Up for McDowell County Public School K-12 Students

GYM, 176 Lukin Street, Marion, NC 28752

July 18-July 28, 2022; Monday–Thursday; 8am – 4pm; Picture ID required
THANK YOU for each DONATION & your faithful SUPPORT!
Supplies and monetary donations are appreciated and needed! Monetary donations may be written to The Endowment Fund, for Operation Backpack

Donations may be mailed or brought to  McDowell County Schools, 334 South Main Street, Marion, NC 28752.

Backpacks Notebook paper Erasers
1” 3 Ring Binders #2 & Colored Pencils Pocket Folders
24 Count Crayons Safety Scissors Highlighters
Glue Sticks Composition Books Pencil Pouches
Pens: Blue, Black, & Red Toothbrush Toothpaste
When everyone works together, much can be achieved. Every little bit makes a big difference!
The 2022-2023 school year will be Operation Backpack’s 24th year assisting students with school supplies. Our
giving and caring community working together has made this possible! The goal of Operation Backpack is to
provide all underprivileged K-12 students in McDowell County Public Schools with a new backpack and school
supplies. Although the majority of the supplies are distributed a few weeks prior to school starting, there are needs
year-round. Supplies are given to students based on grade level.
Number of students assisted during summer distribution:

Year # of Students
2017 989
2018 1009
2019 1075
2020 COVID 873
2021 COVID 817

For More Information: Melanie Dunham 828-652-4535 x4106 or [email protected]

The Endowment Fund of the Public Schools of McDowell County is the McDowell County Schools Education
Foundation dedicated to promoting and fostering programs for McDowell County Schools for which funding is otherwise unavailable.