Volunteers with Family & Children’s Service help pack donated backpacks with much-needed school supplies.
“Imagine you are the student who comes to school the first day hoping no one will notice that you don’t have a backpack or essential supplies? Would you be able to concentrate on learning?” FCS Manager of Volunteer Services Samantha White asks. “We want every child to start off the year right; to have the confidence and enthusiasm they need to learn and to grow. Giving them the tools and supplies to learn is part of that process.”
In addition to new backpacks, the agency is seeking donations of new pens, and pencils, crayons, washable markers, blunt scissors, 2-pocket folders, rulers, pencil cases and boxes, pencil sharpeners and erasers, glue sticks and wide-rule notebooks. Donations may be dropped off at FCS’s offices at