We need just 35 backpacks to make sure all Hoboken children are able to have a backpack for school this year.
The Hoboken Housing Authority advised us that 35 children are in need of backpacks and school supplies. We will be extending out Sixth Annual Back to School Supplies Drive until Sunday, October 2, 2016.
What’s Needed: NEW Backpacks (Unisex backpacks are preferred if possible), lunch boxes, pencils, pens, pink erasers, two-pocket folders, binders, loose-leaf paper (wide rule), notebooks (both spiral & composition), scientific calculators, protractors, crayons, colored pencils, markers, calculators, rulers, pencil sharpeners with cover, pencil cases, glue sticks, scissors and index cards. Flash drives are also requested for the older children.
For your convenience, we will have a drop box at Big Fun Toys. Big Fun Toys will be selling backpacks and some school supplies too.
Drop-off Details: When: Friday, August 19 to Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Big Fun Toys, 602 Washington Street, Hoboken (Mon-Sat. 10-7pm, Sun . 11-6 pm )
Be sure to us your HFA CARD for a 10% discount off any purchase over $25 – www.bigfuntoys.com Also ask about the new Big Fun Toy Rewards Program!
Cash Donations: If you prefer to financially donate, your donation of $25 will provide one backpack for a child, stocked with essential supplies. Cash donations are encouraged because HFA’s non-profit status allows it to purchase items without paying 7% sales tax. Click below to make a cash donation via Paypal:
We will be ordering supplies as soon as possible, to ensure the children are prepared and ready to start the year right. We will once again provide tax receipts for items donated on an as-requested basis. If you are making a cash donation, your tax receipt will be automatically generated. If you are dropping off items and you would like a receipt for your tax preparation, please leave a copy of your receipt with donation items highlighted, along with your name and address. Please keep a copy of your donation for your records.
We feel that by being prepared for the first day of school with a backpack and the right school supplies, many children will have the confidence to work towards having a successful school year. With your partnership, we will be able to accomplish this together. Please join the Hoboken Family Alliance in our Fifth Annual Back to School drive. For more information, please email Michele at email@example.com
Have a great School Year!