Backpack Program

Its not only young children who need our help. Somerville has hundreds of high school students who need help getting the basic supplies to help them succeed.

Every year, our club provides ~200 new quality backpacks full of supplies to in-need students from Somerville High School and Prospect Hill Academy.

The school supplies are donated by both the community and our generous members. The Staples store in Somerville invites our members to setup a table for two weekends outside their store to ask customers to help by contributing supplies or cash. Members have a great time talking with customers, educating them on the need and Kiwanis’s mission.

PUMA and their partner United Legwear have generously donated the backpacks.

Once all supplies and backpacks are collected, the club comes together to count each pencil, pen, notebook, etc. to allow us to purchase what is missing.

A working party is then planned for members, friends, and family to come and spend a couple hours setting up an assembly line to get the back packs full and ready for delivery.

Kiwanis Club of Somerville Backpack Program

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