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Ready to Help Other Kids?

Tools for School

DURATION

Less than 30 Minutes

WHERE

This activity can be held from the comfort of your home! 

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

This activity is a great way for families, businesses, and groups (schools, scouts, teams, civic and religious groups) to support the educational needs of Massachusetts student (K - college) facing homelessness.  

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

The average age of a homeless person in Massachusetts is 8.  More than 24,000 students enrolled in Massachusetts public school are identified as homeless.  With the onset of COVID-19, more students are in need of support.  Whether classes take place in the classroom or online, our mission is to support the academic, social and emotional growth of students impacted by homelessness. 

DESCRIPTION

Donate school supplies from the comfort of your home to ensure thousands of Massachusetts students facing homelessness have basic supplies to succeed in school.  


ITEMS NEEDED

Here is a LINK to the supplies.  


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All ages are welcome!  (Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.) 


NEXT STEPS

Please visit our website to learn which age group you can support with a donation.  


WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.

To prepare grade-specific backpacks at home, click the link below for materials to include.  We will further customize. 

Grades K - 3
Grades 4 - 6
Grades 7 - 12

Sign up for this activity, add it to your logbook, and more in the Give Back app!