Homeless Prevention Council - Lower Cape Cod

Backpack-to-School

 

Pictured left to right: Intern, Trent Chinnaswamy, Megan Bassett,                              Pictured left to right:  Intern, Trent Chinnaswamy, Karli Bentley,

Karli Bentley and volunteers from USI Insurance Services.                                                                           Megan Bassett and Maureen Linehan.

Backpack to School Program a Huge Success in 2015

The Homeless Prevention Council's (HPC) Backpack to School program met the increased need in the community this year by supplying 168 backpacks (a 20% increase from 136 last year) to students from 82 different families.  Without the assistance of HPC, it would not have been possible for these families to provide these school supplies without affecting their budget.  The filled backpacks ranged in cost, depending on the school grade, for an average of $110.  Calculators, required by the high schools, can cost more than $125 each.

Volunteers, including staff from USI Insurance Services, filled the bags in August.  Distribution was completed by the end of the month so students were ready for their first day of school in September.

HPC thanks the many individuals for their donations (money and products), to the United Way for grant funding and special thanks to Robert B. Our Co., Inc. our business sponsor.

Maureen Linehan:  508-255-9667 X 12                                         

Backpack-to-School Coordinator                                                                
maureen@HPCcapecod.org
 

Our offices are located in Orleans, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. Our area of service includes the following towns and villages:
Harwich, Chatham, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown

Homeless Prevention Council

P.O. Box 828
14 Old Tote Road
Orleans, MA 02653

877-349-6962

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