Northborough drive donates over 100 backpacks

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Northborough – Northborough Helping Hands Association, Inc. (NHHA) recently donated over 100 backpacks to students in need attending Northborough Public Schools. Students received a new backpack as well as school supplies needed to start their new school year.

The drive’s success is attributed to the outstanding community support the effort receives each year. The following businesses, organizations and individuals made it possible for the goal of the drive to be met for the 2016-2017 school year:

Businesses and organizations: Children’s Dentistry of Northborough, Cumberland Farms, Dixon General Contracting, Dogfather Vending, Flaherty Physical Therapy, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, Michelle Gillespie, Realtor Hodge Associates, Inc., Lamy Automotive, Jennifer MacNeil Photography, Northboro House of Pizza, Northboro Junior Woman’s Club, Northborough Rotary Club, Northborough Seventh Day Adventist Church, Odonata, art by April Small, Rosen & Associates LLP, and Saint Rose of Lima.

Individuals:  Berger-Greenstein Family, Diane and Dough Campbell, Capes Family, Cayer Family, Eileen Cazaropoul, Patty Chisholm, Choy-Mastromarchi Family, Covino Family, Dennehy Family, Liana and Stephen Desio, Bonnie Dufault, Bill Fitzgerald, Fossey Family, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gaviglia, Gigi Prepetit, Green Family, Leslie Harrold, Herdman Family, Michael and Lisa Hodge, Sharon Kelley, Nicole Laabs and Lupien Family.

A special thank you to Lincoln Street Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), Robert E. Melican Middle School PTO, Marguerite E. Peaslee School PTO, and Fannie E. Proctor School PTO. These organizations worked with drive organizers and their new school supply kit program to ensure the supply needs were met for the student recipients through the program.

NHHA has a medical equipment loan program, holiday outreach program and emergency funds to help those in need. If you would like to learn how you or your organization can help with next year’s backpack drive, email [email protected]. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 383; Northborough, MA 01532. All information can be found on the new website www.northboroughhelpinghands.org.