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Red Wings to collect school supplies for Operation: Kid Equip on Saturday

by Christy Hammond / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings are hosting a school supply item collection on Saturday to provide children in low-income households with the necessary supplies to learn and participate in their classroom. The school supply drive will take place during the team’s home game on March 24 when the Wings take on the Carolina Hurricanes at 7:00 p.m. (FS Plus and AM 1270).

All donations will benefit Operation: Kid Equip, which has the capacity to serve 70,000 Metro Detroit students – more than 6,000 of these students are homeless. Operation: Kid Equip provides free school supplies, books, hygiene and food items for local children in need.

Fans are encouraged to bring new school supplies to Saturday’s game. The items most in need are pencils, markers, crayons and glue sticks. Volunteers from Operation: Kid Equip will be on hand at each entrance of Joe Louis Arena when the doors open at 5:30 p.m. to collect donations.

Fans who donate school supplies or make a monetary donation will be entered to win an autographed, game-used Justin Abdelkader stick on Saturday. Fans must be present to win.

Who: Detroit Red Wings and Operation: Kid Equip

What: School Supply Item Collection

When: Saturday, March 24, vs. Carolina at 7:00 p.m.    

Where: Each of the Four Entrances to Joe Louis Arena

About Operation: Kid Equip
Operation: Kid Equip helps at-risk students in the tri-county area by providing free school supplies, books, hygiene, clothing and food items to help them get through the school day. Operation: Kid Equip’s vision is a community where every child’s basic school day needs are met. To effect long-term community improvement, Operation: Kid Equip also works to increase awareness of the issues facing school-aged children to empower them to succeed in school and in life.

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