We're really going back - live and in person!

The past year was challenging for all of us, and especially hard for our children. We hope you will join us in making this year’s Backpack to School program extra fun and special for over 200 students, grades K-12 on the Lower and Outer Cape. Your contribution will make it possible for HPC to purchase needed supplies, enhance our efforts to provide shoes, and include an “extra special” gift for each student.

When we come together to support those most vulnerable in our community we can do so much.

Please be part of making this year’s Backpack to School program the best!

Families with children on the Lower and Outer Cape who would like to participate in this year's Backpack to School program should call HPC's office at (508) 255-9667 and ask for the case manager of the day.

This year, we are in need of:
  • 24-pack Crayola Crayons

  • Large glue sticks

  • Ballpoint pens (blue, black, red, green)

  • 12-pack Crayola thin markers

  • 12-pack Crayola colored pencils

Beginning August 1st, donations can be dropped at any of these collection bin locations:

HPC office (14 Old Tote Road, Orleans)

Seamen's Bank (All Locations)

Staples (136 MA-6, Orleans)

Orleans Police Department (99 Eldredge Park Way)

Nauset Marine (45 Cranberry Hwy, Orleans

Nauset Marine East Marina (235 Main Street, Orleans)

In Partnership With:
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Our annual Backpack To School program provides Lower and Outer Cape students from kindergarten through high school with backpacks, school supplies, gift cards for sneakers, as well as many other necessary items.


Each year, hundreds of customized backpacks are distributed, ensuring our local children have what they need to thrive throughout the year.