**UPDATE 7/23/2020: A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated! We are so amazed at your generosity and that we were able to reach our goal in a matter of weeks! Our need for the Backpack Program has been met for this year, however our need for our other services continues to grow. We ask that instead of donating to the Backpack program, to consider making a general donation to help support our other work, such as the Heart Healthy Food Pantry. Donations can be made via our website: https://natickservicecouncil.org/donate. Thank you again for your support!**
**UPDATE 7/10/2020: This past week clients were able to request backpacks for their students and the number of backpacks requested is going to be even higher than we estimated. Given this need we are increasing our goal one more time in order to provide a backpack to every student in Natick that needs one. Thank you for all of your support! **
**UPDATE 7/7/2020: We are overwhelmed with the support of the Natick community. The hope with this campaign was to raise a portion of the funds we would need to run this program. We have increased the goal to try and raise all of the funds we need. Thank you for all of your support! **
Each summer, sponsors of our backpack program help us by purchasing and filling backpacks with school supplies for children of families that benefit from services at NSC. (Last year you helped us fill 226 backpacks!) Unfortunately, this year the program can't run as it has in the past. Due to COVID, our building is closed to the public at least through August.
To keep you and the staff at NSC safe, we are asking for donations so we can purchase backpacks and supplies for our families. We are working with different suppliers that are providing us with bulk order discounts. Our staff will use the first couple of weeks in August to fill all backpacks so we can give them out to our families.
We expect the need to be greater than previous years. The suggested donation below will allow us to purchase a durable backpack and supplies for our families:
Pre-K/Elementary Student - $60
Middle School Student - $130
High School Student - $90
These are figures based on past years supply lists and just a suggestion. We will gratefully accept any donation you are able to give.
Thank you for your consideration!