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2018 Build-A-Backpack Drive is a Success

Thanks to the support from individuals and organizations during this year’s Build-A-Backpack Drive, Avivo provided more than 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies, benefiting hundreds of families Avivo serves.

At this year’s Wells Fargo Backpack Giveaway, it wasn’t just about backpacks. Shown are two children experiencing a virtual reality station, which was one of several additional features of this year’s event held at The Commons in Minneapolis.

This year’s drive featured major nonprofit and corporate giving days. Hundreds of backpacks were raised at this year’s United Way Action Day, Wells Fargo’s backpack giveaway at The Commons in Minneapolis, and a backpack event at UnitedHealth Group.

Theresa and her daughter display their new backpack at this year’s Wells Fargo Backpack Giveaway.

Thanks to all of these organizations and businesses who participated and donated:

  • Cigna
  • Greater Twin Cities United Way
  • Martin Williams Advertising
  • Target
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Walser
  • Wells Fargo

In addition to businesses and organizations, there were a number of individuals who made donations as well. Thanks to everyone who made this year’s Build-A-Backpack Drive such an amazing success!