BACKPACK TO SCHOOL
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!
This year, the Nauset Rotary Club is enhancing HPC’s Backpack to School program by organizing a shoe drive for children and youth living on the Lower Cape. The Rotary Club’s goal is to raise $5,000 by August 1st, 2019, which will provide 150 gift cards to allow Lower Cape students to purchase new sneakers or shoes at the beginning of the upcoming school year.
Backpack to School is volunteer-driven. Help us help Lower Cape kids start the school year off right!