If 50 People Donate $6, Then United Way of Greater Milwaukee Can Provide Backpacks for 50 Youths


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In a Nutshell

Donations provide backpacks to low-income students for the coming school year

The Fine Print

100% of donations go directly to United Way of Greater Milwaukee. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide email address upon purchase. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Issue: Milwaukee Youth Living in Poverty

Milwaukee's poverty rate rose to 29.5% in 2010, with 171,521 people—including nearly half of the city's children—living below the poverty line, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Such living conditions can make it difficult for families to provide necessities such as school supplies for their children.

The Campaign: Provide Youth with Backpacks

If this Grassroots campaign raises $300, then United Way of Greater Milwaukee can provide school backpacks for 50 Milwaukee-area youth. Each additional $15 raised will be used to purchase a backpack and the necessary school supplies to start the school year. Students will receive the backpacks during the Milwaukee Child Health Week's Annual Back to School Health Fair when they show up-to-date shot records or receive the necessary immunizations at the fair.

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