The Sharing Shelf of Family Services of Westchester Inc. has completed another successful year of its backpack program, distributing more than 1,000 backpacks loaded with school supplies to children in need throughout Westchester County.
As we previously reported, The Sharing Shelf raised funds and accepted donations throughout the summer in order to assemble the array of school supplies needed for each elementary, middle and high school backpack. Funding came from individuals, families and corporations such as Swiss Re, Dechert LLP and The American Institute of Architects-Westchester Hudson Valley.
There were a number of packing events, including one at the Broken Bow Brewery in Tuckahoe. Funds raised to support this year’s program came to more than $30,000.