It’s Back to School time and the big box stores are already filled with school supplies.

This is usually a time of excitement and anticipation for kids, but it can be stressful for parents on a budget who wonder how they're going to provide all the needed items for their kids to start school.

Marie’s Jewelry and Accessories in downtown Cedar Rapids is stepping up with a charitable campaign called the Backpack Giveback.

It's an opportunity for folks to drop off a new or gently used backpack (or other school supplies) to be donated to Cedar Rapids Public Schools.

Customers with donations can stop by Marie’s Jewelry and Accessories at 125 3rd Ave. SE in downtown Cedar Rapids, and donate any supplies for kids of all ages.

They're open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Closed Sundays and Mondays)

As a special bonus, everyone can enter to win a Back to School $100 gift card from Half Price Books. There’s no purchase, no donation necessary to enter and win.

The Backpack Giveback runs from July 23 until August 2 at Marie’s Jewelry and Accessories at 125 3rd Ave. SE in downtown Cedar Rapids.

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