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Every child deserves to start the school year off with the supplies needed to learn. For the upcoming school year, Marathon County has over 6,500 students in 4K through 8th grade that are *eligible to receive a new, FREE, backpack filled with basic school supplies through the Workplace Volunteer Council’s Fill A Backpack Fill A Need (FABFAN) project. To be *eligible to participate in FABFAN, students must be entering 4K through 8th grade and qualify for free or reduced lunch at school.

The Workplace Volunteer Council’s (WVC) 2020 Fill A Backpack Fill A Need (FABFAN) project has distributed over 65,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to Marathon County’s children in need since 1999.

Community support is essential to the continued success of the FABFAN program, ensuring children have the basic tools and supplies to be successful in the classroom.


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Complete Set (Includes backpack and basic supplies for one student)
Backpack for one student
Basic Supplies for One Student (doesn't include backpack)
General Donation to Fill A Backpack Fill A Need (Please enter an amount)



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Fill A Backpack Fill A Need is a project of Workplace Volunteer Council.  The WVC is a partner project of the United Way of Marathon County with the council directing its own projects. The United Way serves as the non-profit fiscal sponsor to the WVC. The WVC has 501(c)3 non-profit status through them.United Way of Marathon County manages this giving site and processes donations for Workplace Volunteer Council.  Online gifts are subject to a 5% processing and credit card fee.  

Check donations will be accepted and processed without any fees.  Checks should be mailed to:

United Way of Marathon County
705 S. 24th Ave, Ste 400B
Wausau, WI 54401