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Tools For School


Backpack Drive

Help kids go back to school ready to learn



The start of the school year brings a nervous excitement for children of all ages. Will there be a lot of homework? How will they like their teachers? Some children have other worries. Will they have the supplies they need for class projects and homework?
UWTC’s Tools for School program is a collaborative effort between local businesses and individuals to provide children in grades K-12 with new backpacks full of grade-specific school supplies from crayons to calculators and everything in between.
You can give children the tools they need by donating school supplies or backpacks, sponsoring a child or packing backpacks full of the supplies so all children begin the school year ready to learn.


Last year alone we partnered with 28 companies and 16 community agencies
to provide over 850 backpacks to neighborhood children.




1.) Purchase school supplies/backpacks for the program or

2.) Sponsor a child. Your $25.00 donation, will provide a student with his or her own backpack filled with supplies. or

3.) Volunteer to sort and assemble backpacks


Our Generous Sponsors





To find out more about this exciting program, please contact:
Barbara LaGrenade - Director of Volunteerism  508-370-4902 or email