BACKPACKS FOR KIDS! BEGINS
United Way sets ambitious goal to
collect 1,800 backpacks for kids in need in Passaic County.
Paterson, NJ: United Way of
Passaic County in partnership with North Jersey Media Group and Enterprise is
kicking off Backpacks for Kids! United Way’s school supply program – the
largest of its kind in Passaic County. Backpacks for Kids! is part of a larger
United Way initiative to increase the academic success and high school
graduation rates of children in Passaic County. The program is a combined
effort between area businesses and employees to provide backpacks and school
supplies for the upcoming school year.
over 1,800 Passaic County children in need received backpacks filled with
school supplies! Backpacks for Kid! now in its 6th year has distributed over
10,000 backpacks to kids in need in Passaic County.
To date the following
companies have committed to supplying backpacks to kids in need: Bayer, BP,
Coca Cola, Enterprise, FSR, NJFCU, Roche and our Lady of Consolation.
United Way needs your help!
United Way is looking to collect
1,800 backpacks and they are off to a good start with support from Enterprise
and Roche. But more backpacks are needed! It’s easy to get involved. You can
either purchase school supplies/backpacks for the program; or, for $25 United
Way supplies students with their own backpack filled with supplies.
If you are interested
in holding a drive please let United Way know by visiting
www.unitedwaypassaic.org or contacting their Engagement Manager, Jackie Park
Albaum, at (973) 279-8900 Ext. 202 or at Jackie@unitedwaypassaic.org.
United Way of Passaic
County works with dozens of non-profits and schools throughout Passaic County
to identify and distribute in high-need communities.
Please contact our
Engagement Manager, Jackie Park Albaum, at (973) 279-8900 Ext. 202 and/or at
ABOUT US: United Way of Passaic County envisions a community where
every child is ready to succeed in school, every person can meet their most
basic needs and everyone can pursue productive and satisfying lives. The
organization is committed to creating lasting change - from our Financial
Empowerment Zone to our Hunger-Free Communities work. United Way of Passaic
County is uniquely positioned to leverage its own health and human services
expertise, a powerful base of donors and volunteers, public advocacy and
outcome-driven funding to help identify and solve chronic community wide issues
within our region. For more information go to the website, www.unitedwaypassaic.org.