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Backpack drive 2018

For the past few years, we have been able to send all the children supported by our Preventive Services program back to school with a backpack filled with school supplies to start the new school year right. Now an annual tradition, we collect each summer more than 300 backpacks brimming with notebooks, binders, pencils, crayons, rulers, glue stocks, and erasers. The backpacks are handed out at a family back-to-school festival in August.

“Many families in our Preventive Services program cannot afford to buy approximately $100 worth of school supplies for each of their children,” said Jack Toone. “It lifts a weight off their shoulders to know that their children have supplies to do their work and retain what they learn in school.”

To learn more about opportunities to donate supplies or funds for school supplies for families in need, contact us at [email protected] or at 914-375-8813.

Rising Ground’s Preventive Services stabilizes families at risk of losing custody of their children. Our therapists work with families in their home to identify and overcome challenges, such as substance abuse, inadequate food and housing, unemployment, negative family dynamics, and other obstacles that threaten the family unit. Our services help families acquire the tools, skills, and supports they need to nurture and raise their children in a safe and secure home.