Volunteers fill backpacks with supplies for students in time for new school year

August 20, 2019

A dedicated team of volunteers from Americorps and western Massachusetts companies spent Tuesday filling 2,200 backpacks with more than 15,000 donated school supply items ranging from pencils to notebooks.

People from throughout New England donated the supplies during the Stuff the Bus campaign. United Way supplied the backpacks from cash donations. The backpacks will go to children of homeless families. Filling the backpacks provides volunteers with a worthwhile experience while fulfilling their commitment to provide days of community service.

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