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Donate supplies to help students succeed

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United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties is holding its annual backpack and school supply drive to ensure every child is supplied to succeed in school. All supplies stay within the communities where they are donated.

It's easy to donate: Purchase backpacks and school supplies while you're shopping in your community and drop them off at any of the following locations:

• Cannon Falls — Cannon River Catering, Merchants Bank

• Hager City — Vieths Bar

• Lake City — Federal Mogul, Hearth & Home, and Lake City Library

• Red Wing — United Way, Associated Bank, Merchants Bank or the Elks Lodge

Mail or drop off a check to the United Way at 413 W. Third St., Red Wing, MN 55066.

Donate online at

To receive free school supplies, a family must be eligible for the free-and-reduced lunch program. Basic school supply kits will be distributed at a school supply pickup event 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Red Wing Elks Lodge, 306 W. Fourth St. A free meal will be served.

For more information, contact Laura Prink, community impact manager, at 651-388-6309 or