Aaron’s Sales and Lease stores from across central Illinois have donated 350 backpacks to schools across the region this year, continuing a decade-long company tradition. The backpacks are filled with school supplies such as notebooks, pocket folders, pencils, pencil boxes, erasers, scissors, crayons, rulers and glue sticks, with the understanding that the schools will then provide them to needy children. This year, 50 of these backpacks were delivered to Dubois Elementary School, 120 S. Lincoln Ave. The two Aaron’s stores in Springfield are at 3128 S. MacArthur Blvd. and 3100 Walton Drive.