Backpack to School is an annual program by the Homeless Prevention Council, designed to provide Lower Cape students from kindergarten through high school with backpacks and supplies to begin their school year.


We tailor our backpacks and supplies to the needs of each student by requesting back-to-school lists from teachers throughout the Lower Cape.

This program relies heavily on annual volunteer support to succeed. We serve close to 200 children each year on average, from almost 100 different Lower Cape families. This is an enormous undertaking, and all the support we can get is appreciated immensely!

If you are in need of school supplies for your student(s), or need more information about Backpack-to-School, please contact your HPC case manager! If you do not have a case manager, please dial HPC's office at (508) 255-9667 and ask for the case manager of the day.

The Nauset Rotary is again partnering with HPC's Backpack-to-School and helping us enhance the program by offering a sneaker drive! Together, we will continue to help Lower Cape students start the school year off right with the supplies they need for academic success. HPC is grateful for the support and partnership of the Nauset Rotary, the Orleans Police Department, and Staples.

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Backpack to School is volunteer-driven. Help us help Lower Cape kids start the school year off right!

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