Our annual Backpack Drive provides children-in-need with new backpacks filled with brand new school supplies for their new school year. We work with local organizations to determine the children-in-need. Then, our generous volunteers sponsor a specific child, do the shopping, returned the filled backpack and we have it delivered to the child before school starts. Individual and family volunteers love the opportunity to help make the back-to-school adventure a bit more special for a specific child.
August 2014: The Marblehead/Swampscott/Salem communities will be providing backpacks and school supplies to 150 deserving students. The employees of Grand Circle Corporation and Applause (formerly uTest) will be helping 200 students who live in Boston.
September 2013: Because of our generous community, employees of Grand Circle Corporation and uTest, kids from KIPP Academy Charter School (Lynn and Boston), Marblehead METCO, Codman Academy Public Charter School, Plummer Home for Boys, Family and Children Services of Lynn, Horace Mann School, families of the Lynch VanOtterloo YMCA, Salem Academy Charter School and the Marblehead Food Pantry & Counseling Center went back to school with new backpacks loaded up with school supplies. Thank you to everyone who sponsored a child or who helped run this year's event!