Haverstraw group seeks to fill 1,000 backpacks for charity

Once again the Haverstraw Holiday Meal Committee will be giving away backpacks filled with school supplies from children from K – 12. The event will be held on Sunday, August 24 from 2 – 5 p.m.

Location to be determined.

Last year the group gave-away over 500 backpacks filled with school supplies and provided a luncheon of hamburger, hotdogs, activities for the children & music. They are currently in the process of collecting schools supplies and back packs and monetary donations to purchase the food for this year’s event with a goal of a whopping 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies.

If anyone would like to volunteer their services, make a donation for school supplies or food, contact co-founder Marina Gutierrez @ 845-429-4797 or Emily Dominguez @845-947-8532. Deliveries can be dropped off at 6 Broadway, Haverstraw, NY

Monetary donations are also accepted and are tax deductible. Checks can be made payable to: The Haverstraw Meal Fund c/o The Rockland Community Foundation EIN: #76-0729108.

Mail checks to: 6 Broadway, Haverstraw, NY 10927

Basic donations that can be dropped off to fill the backpacks:

Backpacks
#2 Pencils
Pens – Black, Blue & Red
Yellow Highlighters
Single Subject Notebooks
Box of Tissues (small packs)
Glue Sticks
Pocket Folders
Pencil Sharpeners
Composition Notebooks
12 inch Rulers
Index Cards  – 3×5
Crayons 24-pk
Pink erasers
Color Makers
Color Pencils
White-out
Post-it Notes
Wet Wipes
Scientific Calculators
Pocket Dictionary
Thesaurus
Children Scissors
Pencil Box/Case
Loose Leaf Paper
Binder Dividers
1″ & 2″ Binders
Graph Paper