Goodwill Gives Backpacks to CT Kids
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Goodwill of Western & Northern Connecticut Kicks Off ‘2023 Backpack Giveback’ at Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford’s Asylum Hill Campus
(Photo: Heather Marquis, VP of Human Services, Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut, and a group of backpack recipients)
Nonprofit receives 500 backpacks, with 30-piece school supply kits, to support students
Hartford, Conn. (August 9, 2023) – Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut (GWNC) visited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford’s Asylum Hill Campus to help Hartford youth kickoff the 2023-2024 school year. As part of their visit, the GWNC team distributed more than 100 backpacks to summer camp participants as part of a donation to the Clubs that includes 500 backpacks with 30-piece school supply kits.
“Goodwill believes that education is essential for future employment opportunities”, Heather Marquis, VP of Human Services, Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut, said. “Our ‘Backpack Giveback’ is designed to help students kick off the school year on a positive note and we are proud to have the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford as one of this year’s benefactors.”
Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut will distribute more than 2,000 backpacks to K-6 students across its service territories as part of the ‘2023 Backpack Giveback.’ Additional distributions will benefit students in Bridgeport and Hartford, among other communities.
GWNC’s ‘2023 Backpack Giveback’ was made possible with the generous support of sponsors, including: Associated Group LLC, ADP, Cor Hub International Limited, Diversified Group Brokerage Corp., GO Agency, New England Financial Group, Christopher Conte, Employers Reference Source, Inc., Hamilton Connections, Inc., Jackson Lewis Foundation.
To find a Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut retail location or drop-off site near you, visit: www.gwct.org.
ABOUT GOODWILL OF WESTERN AND NORTHERN CONNECTICUT
Goodwill is a non-profit organization that helps individuals, businesses, and communities come together to support people with disabilities, economic disadvantages, and other barriers to employment. Last year, Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut (GWNC) helped 918 Connecticut residents find work. Donations of goods and revenue generated from store sales power this mission - providing programs and services strengthening Connecticut families. GWNC is headquartered in Bridgeport, Conn., and has store, donation, and career center locations around the state. To learn more, visit: www.gwct.org.