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Backpack Program

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Some families donít have the resources to prepare their children for the start of school or summer camp.  Some families have to move numerous times during the year and they have to put their belongings in large trash bags to move from place to place.  The Backpack program was started after we realized we could help support families throughout the whole year with these needs.

By working with local social service agencies, community leaders and of course our generous donors, we have been able to help with some of these basic needs.

Annually, we have teamed up with Betty Poirierís Supply Sack Program and started donating backpacks & supplies, stuffed animals and gift cards for clothing.  This program collects supplies like paper, pens, pencils and erasers for families with foster children in local communities for the beginning of school.

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Through the generous donations within our community, we have been able to supply sports bags to children for summer camp that included towels, suntan lotion and water bottles.

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During Christmas, we have provided foster children with small suitcases with wheels to assist with transitions from location to location or just a place to store their suitcase1.gif belongings.  We hope to expand this to all year round program.  This part of our program could not be possible without the generous donations from local businesses in our community.

We hope to grow the Backpack program to a more consistent year-round offering to take some of the burden off those families in need.

If you would like to donate to this program or see a need in your community, please contact us by email at info@councilforchildren.org.

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Attleboro Area Council for Children, Inc.
4 Hodges St, Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: 508-226-2336
E-Mail: info@councilforchildren.org

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