The Department of Education’s annual Backpack Drive is currently underway. The department is again collecting new backpacks for boys and girls of all ages, which are then given to school nurses for distribution for children who otherwise would go without.
The drive continues through Friday, Aug. 17, and bags can be dropped off at the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 office and at the Department of Education (Londergan Hall). Many agencies also have drop spots, and bags will be collected on the 17th.
Last year, this program collected nearly 500 new backpacks, and organizers are aiming for even more this year. We hope you’ll consider taking part.