Housing Families, an agency working to end family homelessness, has kicked off its annual backpack drive. From now until August 3, Housing Families is collecting and distributing new, quality backpacks and school supplies for children in its programs. Gift cards to purchase supplies are also accepted. The backpacks and supplies will send students back to school prepared for academic success, and will also help support Housing Families’ programs throughout the year.
Donations can be dropped off at Housing Families’ office at 919 Eastern Ave in Malden. Supporters can also participate by purchasing supplies through Sydney Paige Inc. (www.sydneypaigeinc.com), which will then be delivered directly to Housing Families.
Housing Families offers daily academic and emotional support to children from homeless and extremely low-income families. To learn more about Housing Families and how to participate in other drives, including the Holiday Toy Drive, visit www.housingfamilies.org, or contact Patty Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.