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Family Service's Operation Fill-A-Backpack Drive Is In Full Swing

Mt. Holly, NJ- As summer comes to an end, buses will fill up with children heading back to school. Unfortunately, many parents of children and teens in Family Service programs will simply not be able to afford new backpacks for the upcoming school year. When children return to school without even the most basic back-to-school supplies necessary for class, the results seriously impact education.  

Family Service invites the community to Fill-A-Backpack for a child that desperately needs support! A new backpack and school supplies will give a child hope and the confidence needed to start school off on the right foot.

Operation Fill-A-Backpack donation ideas include:

Backpacks & Lunchboxes     Spiral bound & composition notebooks
Pens, pencils, erasers, pencil cases     Calculators (solar & scientific)
Crayons, markers, highlighters     Protractors, rulers
Three-ring binders w/paper     Index cards
Pocket folders     Scissors, glue sticks
Book covers     Facial tissues, anti-bact. hand sanitizer

This is also a great opportunity to involve family members, friends or co-workers. Family Service will provide all the materials needed to run drives from any location.

Drop off donations now through August 28th at one of the following locations:
-     Family Service, 770 Woodlane Rd., Suite 23, Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
-     Starbucks, 10 Centerton Rd., Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
-     Starbucks, 41 East Main St., Moorestown, NJ 08057
-      Starbucks, 1340 Fairview Blvd., Delran, NJ 08075

For more information or to make a monetary donation, visit our website, www.fam-serv.org. Family Service, a private non-profit community agency, serves the behavioral health and wellness needs of children, individuals and families in southern and central New Jersey.