In the coming months, the Community Service Council will be promoting and organizing a drive for school supplies to fill 20 backpacks for students in need. These will be assembled and donated prior to the 2017-2018 school year. Half of the backpacks will be donated to the United Way of Franklin County’s Women’s Way “Blooming Backpacks” project, and the other half to students from newly-arrived refugee families from all over the world that are supported by Jewish Family Services of Western Massachusetts.
The Community Service Council will be collecting specific supplies during 7 two-week periods. Students are encouraged to talk among themselves and watch the tallies for each period so we can be sure to have the requested amount of each item. In order for families to plan and shop for items that may be on sale during the course of the semester, please consult this list.