July 11, 2018 - The Fort Wayne Police Department's Victim Assistance Program is challenging local residents, businesses, churches, groups, and organizations to help fill 10 book bags with school supplies for local school children in need. 

In partnership with Salvation Army for the Tools for School campaign, the "Book Bag Challenge" will provide school supplies and book bags for hundreds of school-aged children in Fort Wayne. The FWPD aims to provide 1,000 book bags this year.

Priority items include book bags, pocket folders, glue sticks, pencils, pens, paper, yellow highlighters, rulers, colored pencils, spiral notebooks, pink erasers, crayons, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, composition notebooks, tissues, pencil bag, protractors, and markers.

Donations will be accepted through August 7, 2018 at the Fort Wayne Police Department Headquarters, located on 1 East Main Street.