Blitz Drive all Day to Help Kids To Love ‘Pack the Backpacks’

Posted on: 3:31 pm, June 18, 2013, by and , updated on: 01:54pm, August 2, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a busy day for WHNT News 19 and Kids to Love.  We’re live at two locations in Madison County to collect school supplies and backpacks for local children in foster care.

Our crews are at the Hampton Cove Walmart and Jack’s on Hughes Road in Madison.  Drop by and make a contribution so we can Pack the Backpacks!  We’ll be at each location Friday until 7 p.m.  Here are some photos from the sites:

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  • People donate to Kids To Love's Pack the Backpacks drive at Walmart in Hampton Cove. (Photo: WHNT News 19)

  • L to R: Gregg Stone, Joe Kuner and Lee Marshall (Photo: WHNT News 19)

  • L to R: Jacob Greene, Brad Clasgens, Lee Marshall and Henry Turner (Photo: WHNT News 19)

  • L to R: Brad Clasgens, Laura Jossey, both of WHNT News 19

  • Lee Marshall smiles as more school supply donations come in. (Photo: WHNT News 19)

  • Storm Hunter 19 rolls up to the Hampton Cove Walmart. (Photo: WHNT News 19)

  • Lee Marshall talks with people about the Kids To Love school supply drive. (Photo: WHNT News 19)

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  • People donate to the Kids To Love 'Pack the Backpacks' school supply drive at Walmart in Hampton Cove. (Photo: WHNT News 19)

  • Children donate backpacks at Walmart in Hampton Cove. (Photo: WHNT News 19)

  • Jacob Greene, one of WHNT News 19's graphic designers, holds up one of our freebies. (Photo: WHNT News 19)

  • Donations are coming in! Thank you, Tennessee Valley. (Photo: Tim Hanson/WHNT News 19)

  • WHNT News 19 Meteorologist Brandon Chambers accepts a donation at Jack's in Madison. (Photo: Tim Hanson/WHNT News 19)

  • WHNT News 19's Shannon Hopkins accepts a donation at Jack's in Madison (Photo: Tim Hanson/WHNT News 19)

  • WHNT News 19's Emily Pate holds the donation jar (Photo: Tim Hanson/WHNT News 19)

  • A Jack's customer makes a cash donation. (Photo: Tim Hanson/WHNT News 19)

  • WHNT News 19's Emily Pate thanks a gentleman who made a donation in the Jack's drive-thru in Madison. (Photo: Tim Hanson/WHNT News 19)

  • A look from behind the camera at Jack's in Madison. (Photo: Tim Hanson/WHNT News 19)

  • The drive-thru line at Jack's in Madison. (Photo: Tim Hanson/WHNT News 19)

  • The drop-off site at Jack's in Madison before the sun came up. (Photo: Tim Hanson, WHNT News 19)

  • A view of the drop-off location at the Hampton Cove Walmart. (Photo: Jacob Greene, WHNT News 19)

  • A panoramic view of the Hampton Cove Walmart drop-off site. (Photo: Jacob Greene, WHNT News 19)

Kids to Love provides backpacks and school supplies donated to children in foster care across north Alabama and southern Tennessee who don’t otherwise have a resource.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, click here to donate to Kids to Love through PayPal.

Just $25 covers the cost of a new backpack with school supplies.  Visit for more information.

You can also drop off backpacks and school supplies at the following locations: 

JACK’S LOCATIONS (7 restaurants)

Jack’s Winchester Rd
1421 Winchester Rd NE Huntsville 35811
(256) 852-4444

Jack’s Hughes Rd
145 Hughes Rd Madison, AL 35758
(256) 461-4114

Jack’s Meridianville
12301 U.S. 231 Meridianville, AL 35759
(256) 828-1930

Jack’s Wall Triana
3314 Wall Triana Hwy Huntsville 35824
(256) 772-3867

Jack’s Jordan Lane
1006 Jordan Ln NW Huntsville, AL 35816
(256) 534-5040

Jack’s Somerville
5271 Highway 67 S Somerville, AL 35670
(256) 778-0578

Jack’s Moulton
22714 Alabama 24 Moulton, AL 35650
(256) 905-4600


Wal-Mart Highway 72 (West of Balch)
8580 Highway 72 W, Huntsville, AL
(256) 864-9396

Wal-Mart Drake Avenue
2900 Memorial Pkwy Access Rd NW Huntsville
(256) 536-2870

Wal-Mart University Drive
6140 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL ‎
(256) 837-7272

Wal-Mart Sparkman
2200 Sparkman Dr NW, Huntsville, AL ‎
(256) 859-1044

Wal-Mart South Parkway
11610 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL ‎
(256) 881-531

Wal-Mart Hampton Cove
330 Sutton Rd Owens Cross Roads
(256) 534-4140

Wal-Mart Madison
8650 Madison Blvd Madison
(256) 461-7403

Wal-Mart Decatur
2800 Spring Ave SW Decatur
(256) 350-5227

Wal-Mart Athens
1011 U.S. 72 Athens
(256) 230-2981

Wal-Mart Guntersville
11697 U.S. 431 Guntersville
(256) 878-0685

Wal-Mart Arab
1450 N Brindlee Mountain Pkwy Arab
(256) 586-8168

Other ways to participate:

(1)  Set up a Kids to Love Collection Box and collect supplies. Make copies of the “Donate Here” poster we’ve provided — it lists needed items: Download the poster

(2)  Snap a photo of your Collection Box and your collection crew and email it to us at (we’d love to acknowledge your efforts!)

(3) Volunteer to help pack the backpacks – send an email to

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