When I was younger, I loved getting new supplies when it was time to go back-to-school. While I was not (and am still not) a fan of shopping in general, I used to thoroughly enjoy going shopping with my mom for new school supplies.
For some reason, the thought of new supplies helped to ease my "back-to-school" scaries that I would get each year as summer winded down and we approached a new school year. Even in college, I loved getting new books and supplies ready and would feel the same excitement that I felt in primary school.
That is why when one of the mothers from our Catholic Mom's Group approached me about helping out with a Backpack Donation Drive for a local elementary school, I jumped to the chance to help. It broke my heart to learn that many of these students and their families have an extremely difficult time acquiring the means to getting back-to-school items.
If you would like to help by donating to the Backpack Donation Drive keep reading!
We are currently seeking pencils, paper, crayons, notebooks, binders, highlighters, folders, markers, rulers, etc... Monetary donations are also welcome. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at Holy Ghost Church, 472 Atwells Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02909. Church hours: holy-ghost-church.org/contact. If mailing a monetary donation, please indicate that the donation is for the Backpack Donation Drive. We ask that all donations are in by Sunday, August 19.
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Thank you in advance, God bless you!