ST PAUL, Minn. — This summer you can team up with United Way and the Minnesota Wild to help fill local students' backpacks.

Action Day 2019 takes place Thursday, Aug. 8 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The event will bring together 4,000 volunteers to fill 40,000 backpacks for students in the metro area.

According to the United Way, more than 100,000 students in our area go back to school every year without the supplies they need - or a backpack.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 8

Time: 12-7 p.m.

Three shifts available: 12-3 p.m. | 3-5 p.m. | 5-7 p.m.

Location: Xcel Energy Center

Sign up to volunteer here, or donate online today.