The TLC Backpack Committee of the Duxbury Interfaith Council is making plans for the preparation and distribution of backpacks and school supplies to our less fortunate neighbors in Duxbury.  Our goal is to provide new backpacks and school supplies to the students of families facing financial hardships in grades K-12.  A donation will help our future generation be prepared for school. 

The cost of a backpack with school supplies varies by grade but on average is $100.  We are hoping to raise $5,000 in order to meet our needs.  One hundred percent of all donations go back into the community.  The Interfaith Council is grateful for your continued support, as are the 50 recipient students and their families.

TLC – Teach our children, Learn to give, Care about others – started with a seemingly simple, generous act by one boy. To celebrate his tenth birthday, this giving child accepted school supplies in lieu of gifts.  All the school supplies were donated to a few families in need through the Duxbury Interfaith Council’s Outreach Services.  The success of this heartfelt deed encouraged a group of four children to take it a step further.  That’s when they came up with the TLC backpack project.

Donations still needed of new school supplies: 1” binders, three ring zip binders (2” and 3”), eight subject tabbed dividers for binders, calculators (basic and TI-83), pencils (colored), combination locks,  dry erase markers, binder pocket dividers, markers (fine line and thick non-toxic), glue sticks, highlighters, hole reinforcements, index cards, rectangle erasers, pencil boxes, pencil pouches for binders, pencil topper erasers, erasable pens, pocket folders, scissors, loose leaf paper, one-gallon Ziploc style bags.  For information on how to donate a Texas Instruments TI-83 calculator, call 781-934-8388.

Donations still needed of new backpacks: High quality, neutral color backpacks as we anticipate the backpacks to last three years. 

Donations of money: Please make check payable to the Duxbury Interfaith Council with TLC Backpack in the memo and mail it to PO Box 1161, Duxbury, MA 02331. Any amount helps and is greatly appreciated.

Drop off information: Aug. 17-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Parish Church.

For more information,  contact the Duxbury Interfaith Council at 781-934-8388 or visit their Web site at www.duxinterfaith.com.