We would like to thank the community for the hundreds of generous donations of new and unused school supplies for our eighth annual distribution for income-eligible students on Thursday, August 22nd.
Needham families, residents and companies donated school supplies, tissues, hand sanitizer, crayons, etc. along with gift cards to Staples. Every student was offered a backpack to fill and a gift card to Staples to help them purchase supplies not available in the distribution; and every student going to Needham High received the school’s daily planner.
The goal of this program is to send all of our students back to school with the supplies needed to succeed; no matter their income or grade level….students from K through college were invited to participate. Council volunteers sorted, organized, set up & assisted with the distribution event…it takes a village!
In addition to meeting the needs of income-eligible students, Needham classroom teachers and guidance counselors have been invited to visit the Council and select supplies needed for their students. As we know, most classroom teachers spend significant amounts of their own funds to help supply their classrooms and students…this program makes it a bit easier for them.