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Wings to host school supply collection presented by PNC Bank

by Alexa Hinds / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings will host the second annual School Supply Collection presented by PNC Bank to provide children in low-income households with the necessary supplies to learn and participate in their classrooms. The school supply collection will take place during the team’s home game on Monday, April 1, when the Wings take on the Colorado Avalanche at 7:30 p.m. (FOX Sports Detroit and AM 1270).

All donations will benefit Operation: Kid Equip, which has the capacity to serve 178,000 Metro Detroit students who are currently living in poverty. Operation: Kid Equip provides free school supplies, books, hygiene and food items for local children in need. Each donation will assist in giving Metro Detroit students the opportunity to grow, learn and make their mark on the world.

Fans are encouraged to bring new school supplies and books to Monday’s game. The items most in need are pencils, markers, crayons and glue sticks. Volunteers from PNC Bank and Operation: Kid Equip will be at each entrance of Joe Louis Arena when the doors open at 6:00 p.m. to collect donations.

Fans who donate school supplies and books or make monetary donations will be entered to win an autographed Damien Brunner puck and photo on Monday. Fans must be present to win.

WHO: Detroit Red Wings in partnership with PNC Bank and Operation: Kid Equip

WHAT: School Supply and Book Collection

WHEN: Monday, April 1, vs. Colorado at 7:30 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.

About PNC Bank:
PNC Bank is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC, (, is one of the nation’s largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. Follow @PNCNews on Twitter for breaking news, updates and announcements from PNC.

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