You can help fill this bus with school supplies today from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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In an effort to get school supplies to local kids in need, WQAD has partnered with Quad City area schools to host a supply drive through the First Day Project: Quad City Wide Student Supply Drive.

WQAD News 8 is an all-day drop off location for donations on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The station is located at 3003 Park 16th Street in Moline.  Items can be dropped off anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Donations are also being accepted now during business hours at the station.

Items can also be dropped off at Moline and Davenport Carpetland locations.

Items needed include

  • loose-leaf paper
  • spiral notebooks
  • colored and regular pencils
  • pencil boxes
  • pocket folders
  • pens
  • crayons
  • glue sticks
  • composition notebooks
  • backpacks
  • scissors
  • erasers
  • washable markers
  • watercolor paints
  • rulers

Monetary donations can be made online, click here.

Since 2006 Quad City area schools and volunteer groups coordinate a combined supply drive effort through the First Day Project: Quad City-Wide Student Supply Drive.

The First Day Project unites Quad City area school supplies drives to meet the needs of students who require help in obtaining school supplies. Approximately 24,000 students in Quad City schools are from families with incomes low enough to be eligible for Free & Reduced fee waivers for school meals and fees. Some of Quad City area school districts have an average as high as 70% of students qualifying for Free & Reduced. The First Day Project will supply thousands of Quad City students with the items they need to start their school year with confidence.

Bettendorf Community School District & Police Department, Davenport Community Schools, First Day Fund Inc., Jordan Catholic School, Moline School District #40, Pleasant Valley Community School District, Rock Island/Milan School District #41, Port Byron Schools, and UTHS District #30 and feeder schools.