For the past four years, students of Bellingham High School created and donated to a drive that provided backpacks for the homeless. Each backpack contained hygiene products, non-perishable foods, hats, scarves, and gloves. These backpacks were handed out by our students to the homeless in DC during our 8th grade trip to our capital. It was such a rewarding and profound experience for our students that we have continued this yearly project. Last year, we also teamed up with All Saints Church in Woonsocket, RI and provided backpacks for the homeless that they provide free lunch for everyday. This year, we would also like to provide food and hygiene products to our school’s food pantry to help our students and families in need, While we are counting on the generosity of our students and families of our school, we need your help in accomplishing our goal of creating 100 backpacks and providing hygiene and food products to the needy in our community. You and your employees can help by providing individual items, a filled backpack, or a monetary donation. Please see attached list of items needed below. Would you please consider helping us achieve our mission? We thank you in advance for your support. Your donation would be greatly appreciated and will be used to help those in need. Items can be dropped off at the high school or we would be happy to stop by your establishment and pick them up for you. Please feel free to contact Ms. Federlein at firstname.lastname@example.org (508-335-3490). This drive will be held through the month of May.
National Junior Honor Society Members
Mary Federlein (World History Teacher)
Bellingham High School
60 Blackstone Street
Bellingham, MA 02019
Items we include in our backpacks - Shop at the Dollar Store and you can fill a backpack for $20
Old backpacks in decent shape, Beanies/Hat, Warm scarfs, Mittens/gloves, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Bar soap, Wet-wipes, Combs, Hand sanitizers, Toilet paper, Cereal bars, Granola bars, Ready-made chicken and tuna salad, Saltine crackers, Fruit cups, Apple sauce, Juice boxes/small bottles, Bottled Water, Peanut butter, Socks, Plastic utensils, Napkins Mouthwash, Little first aid kit, Vaseline, Sanitary Napkins and Tampons,