Annual Backpack to School Program underway across Cape Cod

Donations sought to help provide school supplies for families in need

The Homeless Prevention Council (HPC), formerly the Interfaith Council for the Homeless, has launched the annual "Backpack to School" Program. The Council is seeking donations to help provide school supplies to families in need.

In 2009, 120 children in grades K through 12 from 55 local families were helped thanks to donor support.

For kids in grades K through 5, the following supplies are needed:

  • spiral notebooks
  • 3-hole loose leaf notebook paper
  • pocket folders
  • calculators
  • highlighters
  • pencil cases
  • dictionaries
  • marbled composition notebooks
  • glue sticks
  • pens and pencils
  • crayons
  • backpacks

For kids in grades 6 through 12, cash donations will be accepted tohelp buy backpacks and the expensive calculators required for highschool students.

Please help the Homeless Prevention Council help Cape Cod neighborsin need. The Backpack Program will be in effect now through the end ofSeptember. For more information, please call Maureen at 508-255-9667ext. 13.

If you are too busy to shop, check donations with "backpack" written in the memo may be mailed to:

Homeless Prevention Council
PO Box 828
Orleans, MA 02653

or dropped off at the 14 Old Tote Road location in Orleans Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.

Homeless Prevention Council is a non-profit organization fightingthe threat of homelessness on Cape Cod since 1991.  For moreinformation, visit

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