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Backpack Blitz: Back-to-school supply drive to help hundreds of local families

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Posted at 9:08 AM, Aug 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-08 12:07:20-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - School will be back in session soon and many students and families are in need of supplies.

Sponsored by WTKR News 3 and Southern Bank, ForKids' is hosting a school supply drive for families across Hampton Roads.

According to ForKids, over 1,000 children received back-to-school supplies last year. The time has come again to help our local families.

Here's what families need for the 2022-23 school year:

  • Backpacks*
  • Scientific Calculators*
  • Lunch Bags*
  • Combination Locks*
  • Scissors*
  • Pocket Folders*
  • 3-Ring Binders *
  • Binder Dividers*
  • Crayons
  • Pens and Pencils
  • Glue Sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Index Cards
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • 1/3/5 Subject Notebooks
  • Headphones
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • 3-Prong Folders

(*Urgently needed supplies)
Supplies can be dropped off starting August 8 through August 24, Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

  • ForKids Chesapeake: 1001 Poindexter Street
  • ForKids Suffolk: 119 W. Constance Road

Items can also be dropped off at any Virginia Southern Bank location listed below:

1217 Cedar Rd
Chesapeake, Va. 23322

1304 Greenbrier Pkwy
Chesapeake, Va. 23321-0

Chesapeake Western
3343 Western Branch Blvd
Chesapeake, Va. 23321

403 Boush St, 23510

4815 Colley Ave
Norfolk, Va 23508

221 Western Ave
Suffolk, Va. 23434

Va Beach Kempsville
1870 Kempsville Rd, 23464

Va Beach Laskin
1756 Laskin Rd, 23454

Va Beach Lynnhaven
601 Lynnhaven Pkwy, 23452

Va Beach Blvd
3720 Va Beach Blvd, 23452

Supplies can also be easily bought online using the Amazon ForKids Back to School 2022 wish list. To purchase, click here and search ForKids Inc. then select from that list.