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Banks, charities team up for back-to-school supplies drive

Posted at 11:49 AM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 12:49:19-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Whether they will be in school or at home, school supplies are needed for kids as they gear up for the school year. In fact, they are banking on it.

Banks usually compete for business, but when it comes to kids needing school supplies that competition goes out the window. Eleven local banks and 12 metro charities have all come together to support a back-to-school supply drive for various Omaha and Council Bluffs metro charities.

"Every kid is always excited to start school, so giving them an opportunity and resources to help them is always going to be a leg up for them starting school," said Jim Stevens, director of education for NorthStar Foundation.

As each school district has its own back to school plan, learning this year will be difficult enough. Educators don't want a lack of supplies to be one of the reasons our kids aren't getting a top notch education.

"What I love about this campaign, it just shows people coming together and the ingenuity and using technology and not worrying about competition when it comes to solving a problem," Majorie Maas, executive director of Share Omaha.

For a list of items needed and banks participating with drop off locations, visit You can also visit their Facebook page or even go to their Amazon wish list and click to shop and ship.

The drive was the brainchild of Partnership for Kids. It ends this Friday, so they are in a critical need to collect these back-to-school items.