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Annual Backpack Drive teaming with HOPEsudbury

Back to School Backpack Collection. backpack

It’s that time of year again, lazy summer afternoons will turn into crisp autumn mornings. Everyone’s pace of life changes with Labor Day. As the summer winds down, please keep our annual backpack collection in mind. For 12 years, we’ve collected backpacks and back-to-school supplies for children who live with their families in an emergency homeless shelter. These purchases that are routine for us are truly gifts for the kids; helping them to feel like all other children as they return to school in the fall.   They depend on our help for this, so please continue with the generous support you’ve shown over the last ten years.

Once again, First Parish is partnering with HOPEsudbury to support the work of the Middlesex Human Services Agency. There are over 120 children receiving support from MHSA programs right now. Please help us help them to have a good back-to-school experience.

There will be a gray collection bin in the lobby at First Parish for your backpacks and supplies starting August 28th. If you’re able to make your donation earlier, you can find collection bins at the Goodnow Library and the Flynn Building during the month of August.

Please join us in putting our Faith into Action by helping some great kids while you do your own shopping.

If you have any questions, contact Ginny Doxsey of the Living Our Faith Team (LOFT)