Tools For School

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2023 Backpack Drive
Help kids go back to school ready to learn


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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.


1.) Donate - For each $25 donation, we will purchase the supplies and backpack and assemble it ourselves or

2.) Sponsor A Child - Click on the Sponsor A Child link and choose a one or more children to sponsor. Purchase the items on the list and a backpack to match the child's description or

3.) Volunteer - Come lend a hand as we sort and assemble backpacks for each child on our list or

4.) Amazon Wishlist - Purchase back to school supplies on Amazon and they will ship them directly to us.


Last year alone we partnered with 168 community sponsors
and distributed to 17 community agencies
to provide over 1,248 backpacks to neighborhood children.


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



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