This post was written by guest blogger Chelsea Adams Craig. Chelsea is the Director of Communications and Special Events for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, supporting the organization’s communication and partnership efforts.
Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford will have new notebooks, freshly sharpened pencils, colorful backpacks and many other school supply items when they start back to school on August 29th, thanks to the incredible support from our community, NBC Connecticut, Hoffman Auto Group, and Travelers.
This year’s ‘Supporting Our Schools’ campaign, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford and local schools, kicked off on July 1 and culminated in a one day drive on July 29, bringing in over 350 backpacks filled with school essentials and hundreds of boxes of classroom supplies!
Many of our youth and teens in Hartford struggle to be fully prepared with the proper materials for the first day of school, putting them at a disadvantage amongst their peers. But this year they will be equipped with the supplies they need thanks to you: our generous community!
On behalf of the youth and teens we serve – thank you! It is because of people and partners like you that allow our children to be prepared and excited for schools and teachers to have the resources they need to educate our future leaders!
From us at BGCH to you, Thank You!