Thousands of backpacks to be handed out at schools in Milwaukee, Waukesha Counties

They’re accustomed to working with power tools and heavy equipment, but on Tuesday, Aug. 1, members of the Milwaukee Building-Construction Trades Council spent their morning loading and delivering school backpacks.

The council is working with United Way to hand out more than 4,000 backpacks at 11 schools in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties — and it’s not just backpacks, each one is filled with supplies for a new school year.

Read more about this backpack drive here