I'm continually impressed at how many school supplies donation events take place at the start of each school year here in Missoula, that's just the kind of community we are and I love it!

If you'd like to grab a few extras during your own back to school shopping, you can drop off supplies at Missoula Electric Cooperative until Friday (8/16) at 5 p.m. They were creative in launching their "Pack The Lunchbox" event as people often forget that kids need lunchboxes in addition to backpacks.

And speaking of backpacks, the fine folks over at Paul Ryan & Associates just launched a new program called the 'Cub Club,' which they will be using to supply local children and students with learning tools throughout the year, not just in the fall.

Paul Ryan and his amazing staff will be giving out backpacks full of school supplies from August 19th to the 30th, follow their Facebook link above for more information.

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