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Donating to the ISS Backpack Drive

Quincy's Interfaith Social Services' food pantry serves about 750 school-age children each month! Every year the organization solicits help for a back-to-school backpack drive for those children. For many years East Church has answered this call. The Benevolence Committee hopes you will offer your support this year.

The absolute deadline this year is Sunday, August 18. The backpacks and supplies will be delivered to ISS on Monday, August 19. (But we hope you won't wait until the last minute!)

Read more about this project, straight from the source. (But ignore the July 24 deadline - we have been granted an extension!)

If you can assemble one or more fully stuffed backpacks, hooray and thank you.
You can also donate an empty backpack, or shop for some of the supplies listed below and let East Church people complete the package.
As a third option, you can make a financial contribution and let us use it to do the shopping. (Checks should be made out to East Congregational Church; be sure to write “backpacks” in the memo area.)

There is a need for “Big Kids” (grades 6-12) and “Little Kids” (grades K-5). If you do assemble a complete backpack, please be sure to clearly label it as either "Big Kid" or "Little Kid" to expedite the distribution process.

ALL backpacks should include:

Little Kids

In addition to the items listed above ("ALL backpacks…"), here are supply recommendations suggested by ISS for grade K-5 students' backpacks:

Big Kids

In addition to the items listed above ("ALL backpacks…"), here are supply recommendations suggested by ISS for grade 6-12 students' backpacks:

Thank you.

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