Our residents love to participate in United Way’s School Supply Drive each year because it’s such a practical way to support local students. We filled 150 backpacks last year with supplies that would help 150 students start their year off the right way. Now in their third year participating, Deerfield residents are already looking forward to this opportunity to give back to local students in need.
“We choose to collect money, buying the supplies and backpacks ourselves,” shares Michelle Wooley, Director of Philanthropy. “We then hold a packing party and with each completed backpack we know that we are impacting student success. Coming together as a community reminds us what is possible when you work towards a common goal and we can’t wait to see how many students we can bring some love to in 2018!”
For the full story from United Way, click here: http://www.unitedwayabc.org/helping-local-students-backpack-future