Our annual campaign for backpacks, clothing, school supplies, gift cards and monetary donations to cover incidentals for over 1,000 Mercer County children in need has kicked off. This effort is one of the most important things this community does for these children. HomeFront executive director Connie Mercer says, “Many of these children have very few possessions of their own and making sure that they look like their peers on that first day of school eliminates the stigma of poverty and allows them to start school in a positive way.”
Each backpack is filled not only with school supplies, but also that perfect outfit to start the school year feeling great and fitting in with friends. Please contact HomeFront at 609-989-9417 Ext. 133 to get the details of a child to sponsor. “That is invaluable encouragement,” says Mercer, “that every child needs and deserves.”
If you would like to donate to the Back to School Fund, which enables us to provide special things for special kids throughout the year, click the link below.