The goal of the Dixon Tools for School program is to make sure no child starts the school year without the supplies they need. Every year, through donations from businesses, groups and businesses, hundreds of backpacks are filled with the pens, pencils, notebooks and other school supplies some families may have a hard time affording on a tight budget.
All of the supplies are purchased or through donations from groups and businesses in the Dixon area. Last month the Vendettas Motorcycle Club did their yearly backpack bike ride which brings in hundreds of backpacks.
The pickup day will be Monday August 12th and will be at Reagan Middle School in Dixon. Empen says parents need to keep an eye on the school website and facebook page for further details. She also said a robo call will be made right before the pickup day.