City Councilor Kate Toomey and Friendly House are coordinating the Fifth Annual Set for Success School Supply Drive for homeless children in the Worcester Public Schools. They especially need pens, pencils, crayons, rulers, notebooks, highlighters, calculators, and backpacks.
Local blogger/sometime do-gooder Brendan Melican has found a distributor who will sell 250 backpacks for just over $1,300.
While that’s way too much for any of us to pay for on our own, we hope that as a group — bloggers and readers — we will raise enough money to buy 250 children backpacks for the coming school year.
If you’re interested in donating, please visit this page. Every little bit will help!
To encourage donations, I will do something special for readers who contribute at certain levels:
If you make a $15 donation, I will write a blog post on any topic you want. (However, if it requires an Albert Southwick level of research, you will need to donate $50.)
If you make a $25 donation, I will take you out to dinner before the City Council meeting of your choice. (Warning: I’m cheap.) Then you can chill with me during the meeting. (Warning: I like to sit within clear sight of MikeGermain.) Alternatively, for a $25 donation, I’ll take you to see The Expendables when it gets to the West Boylston Cinema.
After you make a donation at one of these levels, let me know what your choice is and I’ll get working on a blog post (or pencil in a City Council date).
Thanks in advance for your support!