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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Princeton Human Services seeks donors for the 12th Annual Backpack and School Supplies Drive

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 The Princeton Human Services Department is seeking donors for its 12th Annual Backpack and School Supplies Drive. The drive benefits Princeton children who are low-income and in need of school supplies and new backpacks.

For the past eleven years, the Princeton Human Services Commission, municipal employees, local businesses, organizations, and residents have donated book bags and school supplies that have benefited over 150 Princeton children. The items are distributed to children from low-income families who attend the Princeton Public Schools and are entering kindergarten through sixth grade.

If you would like to participate in this year’s drive, you may drop off donations at the Princeton Human Services office on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is located in the former borough hall at One Monument Drive. The deadline for donations is Friday, August 6, 2021. 

You may choose to donate book bags or school supplies or both! Items that can be donated include book bags, notebooks, binders, folders, loose-leaf paper, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, scissors, glue sticks, and other school supplies. 

Hundreds of applications have been distributed to families with children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Your help and generosity are greatly appreciated. If you have questions, please call our office at (609) 688-2055 or send an e-mail to murias@princetonnj.gov.

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