The Office of the Superintendent would like to thank our community
partners and many individuals who contributed so generously to Project
Backpack and Safe Seats for Kids.
Nearly 400 backpacks filled with grade-appropriate school supplies
were collected through this community outreach initiative. On August
16 and 17, over 268 backpacks were distributed to income-eligible
students. In addition, 40 car seats were installed by officers from
Amherst Police Department, UMASS Police Department, Holyoke Fire
Department and Springfield Safe Seats.
Many thanks to the Amherst Club, Amherst College, Amherst Education
Foundation, Amherst Lions Club, Amherst Media, Amherst Police
Department, Amherst Rotary Club, DeMaio Orthodontics, Hampshire College,
Interfaith Opportunities Network (ION), Jones Realty Group, Jones
Library, Representative Ellen Story, Starbucks of Amherst, United Way of
Hampshire County, and the University of Massachusetts
If you are in need of a backpack, please contact Kimberly Stender at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-362-1825.