10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday, August 6 -
Friday August 10
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The 2012 Backpack-a-Thon, a partnership between Cradles to Crayons and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, provides low-income children served by more than 350 social service agencies with filled backpacks to start the new school year.
The two organizations will bring hundreds of volunteers together this August to fill 20,000 backpacks with supplies children of all ages need to succeed in school.
Participants are needed to donate new school supplies, including: Crayons & colored pencils Markers & highlighters Pocket folders 3-ring binders with dividers Pencils, pens and erasers Rulers Flash/Thumb drives Scientific calculators.
Those making a donation, a are welcome to stay and help sort items and write motivational cards to children that will be placed inside each backpack.
For more information, please contact Maggie Flanagan at email@example.com.