Kids are gearing up to trade in their swim suits for backpacks as the start of the school year approaches.

Operation Back to School kicks off on Friday and 13WMAZ is teaming up with Walmart to help collect school supplies for families in need.

Donations will be accepted at the entrances of Walmart stores across Central Georgia. Shoppers can pick up extra school supplies during their shopping trip and drop them in the drop-off bins on the way out.

What can I donate?

All school supplies are accepted. Anything from index cards, folders and highlighters to hand sanitizer, tissues and notebooks. 

Where are the donation locations?

You can donate at the entrance of the Walmarts listed below by city

Macon

Zebulon Road 

Gray Highway 

Presidential Parkway

Warner Robins

Booth Road

Watson Boulevard

Perry

St. Patrick’s Drive

Forsyth

180 N. Lee Street

Milledgeville

N. Columbia Street

Eastman

Indian Drive

Cochran

Ga Hwy 26 

When are donations accepted?

The donation bins will be accessible during store hours between July 26 and Aug. 5.  

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