The Hoboken Family Alliance is hosting our 7th Annual Back to School Supplies Drive
August 1 to September 16, 2017 to benefit children in need within Hudson County.
HFA is committed to helping children succeed by ensuring every young person is ready to learn. Children living at or below the poverty line will find it difficult to get enough to eat this summer as their parents struggle to keep the lights on and make rent – they simply cannot afford to buy backpacks and school supplies.
Our backpack and school supply donations will go to children in need from the following organizations: In Jesus Names Charities, Division of Youth Family Services (DYFS) and York Street Project.
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, index cards, etc. Flash drives are also requested for the older children.
Two options are available: 1) Pay Pal Donations or 2) Drop off Donations
DROP OFF: Tuesday, August 1 to Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Big Fun Toys, 602 Washington Street, Hoboken (Mon-Sat. 10-7pm, Sun . 11-6 pm )
Your HFA CARD will provide a 10% discount off any purchase over $25 - www.bigfuntoys.com Also ask about the Big Fun Toy Rewards Program!
FINANCIAL DONATION: 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.
If you are making a monetary donation, a tax receipt will be automatically generated.
If a child is prepared for the first day of school with a backpack and the right school supplies, the child will have the confidence to work towards having a successful school year.
With your partnership, we will be able to accomplish this together. For more information, contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a Great School Year! Thank you.