Northborough annual Backpack Drive seeking sponsors

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Northborough – Sponsor a backpack (or two or three) and help a Northborough student begin next school year positively.

The Northborough Helping Hands Assoc. Inc. (NHHA) is gearing up for its 12th annual Backpack Drive, which will continue to benefit students in need in the Northborough public schools, grades K-12, for the 2019-2020 school year.

Last year, 86 backpacks were donated with the generous support of businesses, organizations and individuals.

Each year the need continues and expenses increase. The projected fundraising goal is $3,000. Each new backpack is accompanied by grade appropriate school supplies. Donation will be accepted until Friday, May 31. Sponsor an elementary school backpack for a $35 donation or a middle school/high school backpack for a $50 donation.

Donors will receive recognition in NHHA’s post project press releases and on its website and Facebook page.

The NHHA will also be holding a pottery night at PYOP, 290 W. Main St., Friday, May 17, from 6-9 p.m. to benefit the drive.

The cost to participate in the event is $35 per person and allows you to choose from a large variety of pottery pieces to design and paint with the guidance of PYOP staff. Participants are not required to be there at the start of the event or to stay for the entire event.

Register at https://bit.ly/2IOX6gC.

NHHA is a long time nonprofit, service oriented organization in Northborough. For more information or to donate, visit www.northboroughhelpinghands.org.

For your convenience, donations for the Backpack Drive can be made online on by clicking on this link: https://northboroughhelpinghands.org/backpack.html. Donations can also be mailed to NHHA, Attn: Backpack Drive, P.O. Box 383, Northborough, MA 01532.

Questions can be emailed to [email protected].