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2017 Backpack Drive - Help kids go back to school ready to learn

The United Way of Tri-County is running their annual back-to-school backpack program! United Way is committed to helping children and youth succeed and ensuring every young person is ready to learn. The program is a combined effort between area businesses and employees to provide backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming school year. For over 22 years this program has been providing local children and youth with backpacks full of grade-specific supplies to ensure they start the school year ready to learn. 


Last year alone we partnered with 32 companies and 18 community agencies to provide over 900 backpacks to neighborhood children.




1.) You can purchase school supplies/backpacks for the program;

2.) donate $25.00 and the United Way supplies students with their own backpack filled with supplies.

3.) volunteering to sort and assemble backpacks.





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