The Penquis Back- to- School program is in full swing and we need your help!

A backpack is a needed “back to school” item, yet it is also one of the more expensive. Many families are struggling to make ends meet. The backpack may be the only NEW item some children will have when they return to school. This program served 1,500 school-aged children last year!

We are hearing from grandparents raising children on a limited income, single parents trying to support their families, but are out of work because of a serious illness or a recent layoff.  There is no doubt the needs are great, and this program helps to ease some of the burden.Your donation is appreciated by parents, grandparents and the children. It is wonderful to live in a community where businesses, individuals and media partners come together to help area children and families.

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