Princeton Human Services once again had a successful Backpack Drive this year thanks to the many donors who contributed to its success. Each year, the department distributes backpacks to Princeton area children from grades Kindergarten to 6th.
Princeton Human Services would like to thank the Princeton Human Services Commission, Mayor Mark Freda, Princeton Council, Princeton municipal employees, local police officers and the many Princeton residents who made individual donations. And a special thanks to Princeton University, W.B. Mason, Acendis Pharma, and the Princeton Police Department for their generous contributions and ongoing support to the Backpack and School Supplies Drive.
For the past fourteen years, the Princeton Human Services Commission, municipal employees, Princeton University, local businesses, organizations, and residents have donated backpacks and school supplies that have benefited many Princeton children. This year, Princeton Human Services was able to provide over 268 students with backpacks and school supplies. The items are distributed to children from low-income families who attend the Princeton Public Schools and are entering kindergarten through sixth grade with extra backpacks and supplies given to students in need entering higher grade levels.
This is truly a community effort and it’s great to see our community come together to ensure our children have adequate supplies as they start a new school year. Human Services has been coordinating this drive for over a decade and it wouldn't be possible without the support of all our donors and volunteers that help during supplies distribution including our staff, Kimberly Figueroa-Martinez, Sindy Sandoval, Lailiana Azcuidiaz, Summer Youth Employment Program staff, Kelton Gibbs, Joshua Raymond, Fredy Donis, and Brian Donis.
We look forward to continuing the Book Bag and School Supplies Drive next year and providing this service again to Princeton families.