It was a great success and the kids loved their new back to school items. It really made them feel special.
TILLY’S KIDS are a special group of inner city children who come from The House of Mercy Mission in Newark. They are all living below the poverty level and are most are not living in primary family care situations. Pass It Along hosts programs for Tilly’s Kids throughout the summer, an Environmental Education and Awareness program that meets twice a week and a Fun in the Sun Day program that meets every Wednesday at Swartswood State Park. We end our summer programs for Tilly’s Kids with an annual Backpack Party and provide each child with a backpack filled with school supplies to start the new school year. If you are interested in participating in this program and donating a backpack, please contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 973-726-9777. She will provide you with the name, age and sex of the child you will be shopping for.
Again we will be collecting specific items to ensure that all the kids are treated equally. Therefore, we are asking you to please participate by purchasing a backpack, socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, and age appropriate school supplies. Please try to fit all items in the backpack. Backpacks are due at the Pass It Along office by August 10th.
Thank you for your support!!!!