·  by Leah Scheitel   ·  The Free Press

Women of Steel Packs School Supplies for Local Students

Volunteers from United Steelworkers Local 9346 Women of Steel gathered at the Sparwood Union Hall on the afternoon of Aug. 26, getting ready to go back to school. They packed backpacks full of school supplies to give to students in need of supplies for the upcoming school year.

This if the fourth year that the Women of Steel have operated their Backpack Campaign, raising all the funds needed to buy the school supplies and distribute them to the students. This year, the campaign raised over $7000 from May through to July, which was a combination of fundraising and donations from local businesses and individual donors.

“Our goal of the program is to have all kids equal so that they can have the confidence to thrive and go to school,” said Sarah Thompson, co-chair of the Women of Steel.

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