Time: July 16, 2013 at 6pm to September 1, 2013 at 7pm
Location: the Lowell Wish Project
Street: 1A Foundry St.
Website or Map: http://www.thewishproject.org…
Phone: 978-441-WISH (9474)
Event Type: charity, event
Organized By: Donna Hunnewell, Founder/Executive Director
Latest Activity: Aug 29, 2013
The Wish Project of Lowell Holding Annual “Backpack Attack” to Provide 2,500 Homeless and Needy Families With School Supplies
July 16, 2013 -- Lowell, Mass. -- While you are out school shopping (yes it’s that time all ready), please consider buying extra supplies and backpacks for the homeless and very poor children in Merrimack Valley.
Now through Sept. 1, the Wish Project of Lowell, a privately-funded home and baby goods bank, helping the needy gain independence and thrive, by procuring donations and partnering with other area agencies, is holding its annual Backpack Attack.
Volunteers are currently collecting, stuffing and distributing backpacks to over 2,500 local families in need. Additionally, the Wish project also offers an opportunity to sponsor a classroom - $400 provide 20 filled backpacks.
All donations, whether monetary, backpacks or supplies, can be dropped off at the Wish Project warehouse at 1A Foundry St. Lowell, MA 01852.
To ensure contents are similar so that all children are gifted equally, donated supplies should include: spiral notebooks – 3 Folders, pocket style - 3 Pencils- pack of 10 Pencil sharpenerPens – 2 or more; Erasers – 1 pink style or 3 or 4 cap; Ruler 12”; Markers or Colored pencils; Glue Sticks- 2 or 3; Highlighter-; Bottle of glue -1; Toddlers/Element. – 1 pack 24 crayons; High School- calculators
The Wish Project, located in Lowell, MA, is privately-funded organization that partners with social services agencies and shelters all over the Merrimack Valley to help the area’s needy gain independence and escape homelessness. Each year, The Wish Project provides more than $1 million in free goods to more than 36,000 needy people - most of whom are children. The Wish Project is located in a 13,000 sq ft warehouse right off 495, Lowell Connector to Plain St. in Foundry Industrial Park. For more information, visit the Wish Project website (www.thewishproject.org) and Facebook page and follow us on Twitter (@WishProject).