Tuesday, August 2, 2016

"We're really looking good as far as donations go, but we could always use more"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Several local groups have come together to run a drive to provide school supplies for needy area families. 
The Hockomock Area YMCA has partnered with the Franklin Elks and the Franklin School District to run the effort, aimed at assembling backpacks full of the supplies. 
Michelle Branche of the YMCA is coordinating the drive, which she said is in its second year. 
"Last year, we assembled 64 backpacks, but we had not partnered with the other groups," she said. "We have a scholarship program at the Y, and we reached out through that."

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backpack drive
backpack drive

Additional info from the posting here during July

Suggested Supplies:
  • Spiral Notebooks 
  • Pencils 
  • Erasers 
  • Calculators 
  • Crayons 
  • Markers 
  • Pocket Folders 
  • Pencil Bag 
  • Rulers 
  • Highlighters 
  • Scissors 
  • Binders 
  • Colored Markers 
  • Glue Sticks 
  • Pens 
  • Loose Leaf Paper

Backpack Drive July 11-August 21, 2016

Made possible by the Bernon Family YMCA, Franklin Elk’s Lodge and the Franklin Public School District. We will be collecting supplies and backpacks through the month of July and August at the participating locations listed below. We are looking for the suggested school supplies as well as backpacks.

Supply Drop off locations:

  • Bernon Family YMCA
  • Franklin Municipal Building
  • Remington Middle School
  • Franklin Elks Lodge
  • Jefferson Elementary School

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