United Way of Yellowstone County kicks off its annual Operation Supply drive by calling on local businesses and individuals to collect and donate school supplies and hygiene products in an effort to combat the obstacles that can keep a child from learning. The supplies are used to stock local school pantries that are accessed throughout the year to help students in need.
Buying school supplies can be difficult for families already struggling to pay their bills or keep a roof over their head.
– During the 2017-2018 school year, 586 students in Yellowstone County were homeless.*
– 2,068 families with children under age 18 live in poverty in Yellowstone County.**
Our goal with Operation Supply is to ensure that every child is equipped to succeed in the classroom. The generosity of the business community and local individuals helps make this goal possible.
“United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of person in Yellowstone County,” said Carol Burton, United Way of Yellowstone County President/CEO. “Operation Supply is just one way we remain steadfast in that fight.”
Those interested in participating in Operation Supply can visit www.unitedwayyellowstone.org/operation-supply for more information and for a list of needed supplies. Donated supplies can be dropped off at the United Way office (2173 Overland) before or on September 5.