Hands On Birmingham collecting school supplies for needy children

The ninth annual Hands On Birmingham's Back-to-School backpack drive is now underway.

Hands On Birmingham is asking for people to donate supplies for all age groups: pencils, paper, notebooks, folders, markers, crayons, glue, tissues, hand sanitizer, etc.

Hands On Birmingham will fill backpacks and then send them to agencies across five counties.

You can drop off the supplies Monday through Friday from 8:L00am-4:30pm at the Hands on Birmingham Office.{} That's located at 3600 8th Avenue South.{}