Sunday, June 5, 2011

2011-12 "LESA Fill a Backpack for Kids" project launched

Thank you note from Rex for his new backpack last year.

We received a letter from Robin Schutz of Great Start Livingston announcing the kick-off of the 2011-12 "LESA Fill a Backpack for Kids" project. This is a great project that the Pencil Box Club supports with donations, and we encourage everyone to help now. Back packs will be distributed to schoolchildren at LESA, 1425 W. Grand River Avenue, Howell MI 48843 from 6-8 p.m. August 18, 2011. Schutz said:
Livingston Educational Service Agency employees are gearing up for our tenth annual "LESA's Fill a Backpack for Kids" project. The goal of this project is to provide Livingston County students with basic school supplies at no cost.
LESA implemented this project in 2002 and, thorugh support of local businesses and families, has distributed over 5,000 backpacks filled with supplies. Our goal is to distribute at least 1,800 backpacks for the 2011-12 school year.
In order for the 'LESA Fill a Backpack for Kids" project to be a success, we need support from the community. There are many opportunities for community members to be involved with this project, including serving as a collection site for donated school supplies, volunteering to fill backpacks with school supplies, and donating school supplies and backpacks. . . . Any assistance you can provide will be appreciated.
Community-wide support will make this project a success and help children have a positive experience . . .. For additional information, call 517 540 6833. We appreciate any support you can provide for this project.

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