Donations to The Salvation Army provides book bags and school supplies for more than 1,300 students

Thanks to generous donations to The Salvation Army through WISN 12’s phone a thon and collection drives hosted by WNOV 860 AM, Educator’s Credit Union, Community Financial Service Centers, Krispy Kreme, Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin and AAA of Wisconsin students from area schools received book bags and school supplies. More than 1,300 students are ready to start the school year prepared. A special backpack distribution celebration took place on Friday, Sept. 20 at Ralph Waldo Emerson School where children received their filled book bags. Former Green Bay Packer Hall of Famer LeRoy Butler is pictured above with MPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton. (Photo By Robert A. Bell)