With schools facing budget challenges, some businesses have taken it upon themselves to help out.
Starting this week, a local bank is hoping to raise some money for area students.
From now until October 16th, Wells Fargo will donate up to $40 to the Eau Claire School District for every customer who opens up new accounts and other services.
Bank President Ralph Miller says last year, $2,200 was given to the district.
Wells Fargo also has collection boxes for back to school supplies, to be given to Junior League to distribute.