Youth Villages’ supporters provide backpacks and supplies for more than 350 children in New England
For the last eight years, the Youth Villages’ Backpack Heroes initiative has been able to alleviate the stress of buying back-to-school supplies for some of New England’s most vulnerable children and families.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and volunteers, the 2017 Backpack Heroes was a remarkable success! Youth Villages was able to distribute backpacks filled with new school supplies to more than 350. We couldn’t have done it without your tremendous support!
“We have been working with a family with four young children that have recently been placed with their great aunt and uncle. The children have experience so much instability in their lives including the death of their mother, and the impending school year was going to be a financial burden. In addition to the cost of going back to school, each of the children has different medical needs and their great aunt and uncle have recently had to quit their jobs in order to raise these children and meet their needs.”
Sarah Piekarczyk, Intercept program supervisor, Youth Villages