BUFFALO, N.Y. — Western New York children are still enjoying summer vacation but local retailers are already in back to school mode with shelves stocked with school supplies. 

For some families back to school shopping is an exciting time with new backpacks, pencils and crayons but there are many WNY families that struggle to get the bare essentials needed for their children.  

2 On Your Side is once again partnering with Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo to collect donated school supplies for 2 Pack A Backpack, to be distributed to children in need across WNY.   

The 2 On Your Sides 2 Pack A Backpack donation drive is being held on Friday, August 16th at 8 Walmart locations across WNY. Donations of pencils, pens, folders, binders, crayons, colored pencils, filler paper, erasers, glue and backpacks can be donated from 9am until 8pm.  

Participating Wal-Mart locations:

  • Wal Mart – Amherst – 3290 Sheridan Drive
  • Wal-Mart – Williamsville – 5033 Transit Rd.
  • Wal-Mart – Cheektowaga – 2500 Walden Avenue 
  • Wal-Mart – Lockport – 5783 S. Transit Rd.
  • Wal-Mart – Hamburg – 5360 Southwestern Blvd.
  • Wal-Mart – Lancaster – 4975 Transit Rd.
  • Wal-Mart – Niagara Falls –1540 Military Rd.
  • Wal-Mart – North Tonawanda – 866 Niagara Falls Blvd.

2 On Your Side will be broadcasting throughout the day on August 16 at the Wal-Mart on Sheridan drive. 

With the help of local businesses and generosity of Western New Yorkers the 2018 2 Pack A Backpack was able to provide school supplies to over 3,000 children.  

Families in need can apply at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo at 282 Babcock Street, Buffalo, Monday – Friday 9am-4pm, for more information call 716 -825-1016.  Application deadline is Friday August 16th.