MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Even though kids don’t head back to school until next month, the time to start planning is now.

The non-profit group “Simon Says Give” is hosting a backpack donation drive across the metro through July 31.

Just drop off any new school supply at any TCF Bank or Cub location in town.

Simon Says Gives hopes to pack 10,000 backpacks this school year.

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