Housing Families Backpack Drive For Kids In Need – 2015

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Housing Families Backpack Drive for Kids in Need 

 

Malden, MA – Housing Families, a Malden-based agency that aims to end family homelessness in Massachusetts, has started its Annual Backpack Drive. From now until August 7th, the agency will collect new backpacks and school supplies for children at-risk of or experiencing homelessness. This year, Housing Families will be helping twice the number of children, and will need as many as 800 backpacks for the children in Housing Families’ programs.

 

Housing Families will collect and distribute new backpacks filled with school supplies are being collected and distributed to children in the program. The backpacks and supplies will send students back to school prepared for academic success and will help support Housing Families’ programs throughout the year.

 

Housing Families offers daily academic and emotional support to children from homeless and extremely low-income families. To see a list of requested items or to learn more about Housing Families and the work they do to assist homeless families in Malden and Greater Boston visit www.housingfamilies.org, or contact Patty Kelly at pkelly@housingfamilies.org.

 

About Housing Families Inc.

Housing Families Inc. was founded in 1986 by community members concerned about the growing crisis of homelessness among families in the cities of Everett, Malden, and Medford. Since then, Housing Families Inc. has grown into one of the largest providers of family shelter in Massachusetts. Over 2,700 families have been helped since we first opened our doors. HFI’s central mission is to help families build the skills and understanding they need to make a successful transition into their own home, and to prevent any recurrence of homelessness. For more information, please visit www.housingfamilies.org.

 

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