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    Family Service seeks sponsors for children this back to school season

    The back to school season can be difficult for children and families in need. You can help by sponsoring a child or by donating new clothes, backpacks and other supplies. 

    If you become a sponsor, Family Service will provide you with the grade level, age and clothing sizes of a specific child so you can fill a backpack with supplies, a lunch box and a new outfit.

    This is a great option if you’re already planning to shop for your child or grandchild, and Family Service is happy to honor age or grade level requests depending on availability.

    Groups or companies are welcome to sponsor multiple children.

    Last year, thanks to generous donations from individuals, organizations and corporations, Family Service was able to provide 345 children with new backpacks filled with supplies, many including back to school outfits, as well.

    All donated items go to Family Service clients, or children of clients between the ages of four and 18 years, with demonstrated need.

    To become a sponsor or to donate, contact Susan Fischer-Flagg at 215.757.6916, ext. 218 or backtoschool@fsabc.org.

    PHOTO CAP: Volunteers Linda Davis, Alexandra Cerrito, Lou Altomari, Cathy Bondi and Deb Shields assemble backpacks for Family Service’s 2016 Back to School Drive.