Volunteers Needed: Adopt-A-Child Backpack Program

Tue, 2016-07-05 10:13 -- ehill

School may be out for Summer, but we already have over 500 children in need of backpacks, school supplies and a first-day-of-school outfit for next year!  Please be among those that help.

United Way believes that the first day of school is an important event in a child’s life. To help kids get the year off to a good start, we began the Adopt–A–Child Back to School Program in 1999, when we served 30 children. We have continued this program each year and it has grown dramatically, with over 700 children served last year alone.

Donors supply a backpack, school supplies and an outfit for the first day of school. United Way will provide you with a Child Information Sheet for each child that you adopt including the child’s age, favorite color, specific clothing sizes, as well as a list of school supplies needed.

To get involved, please call or email Kimberly Hernandez at (860) 582-9559 x 405 or KHernandez@uwwestcentralct.org

Learn more about our program here: http://www.uwwestcentralct.org/adopt-child-back-school-program

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated in the past - we hope that you will join us again this year!

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