Family Service seeks sponsors for 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.

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Help United Way ‘Stuff the Bus’ with school supplies for children in need

by June Portnoy

Parents, it’s that time of year again to begin back to school shopping. Although a routine annual purchase for most, many low-income Bucks County families perceive school supplies as more of a luxury item than a necessity. It’s not unusual for these families to be faced with the dilemma of choosing between buying school supplies and putting food on the table.

According to Danielle Bush, Director of Community and Volunteer Engagement at the United Way of Bucks County (UW Bucks), there are approximately 20,000 kids in Bucks County who struggle to have their basic needs met. That number includes children in all school districts throughout the county.

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Back to school supplies needed!

Join the YWCA Bucks County to help prepare local low-income children for the school year ahead.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Donate a new backpack and/or school supplies;

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