Project Backpack and Safe Seats for Kids Show Community Spirt of Giving and Caring

The Office of the Superintendent would like to thank our communitypartners and many individuals who contributed so generously to ProjectBackpack and Safe Seats for Kids.  

Nearly 400 backpacks filled with grade-appropriate school supplieswere collected through this community outreach initiative.  On August16 and 17, over 268 backpacks were distributed to income-eligiblestudents.  In addition, 40 car seats were installed by officers fromAmherst Police Department, UMASS Police Department, Holyoke FireDepartment and Springfield Safe Seats.

Many thanks to the Amherst Club, Amherst College, Amherst EducationFoundation, Amherst Lions Club, Amherst Media, Amherst PoliceDepartment, Amherst Rotary Club, DeMaio Orthodontics, Hampshire College,Interfaith Opportunities Network (ION), Jones Realty Group, JonesLibrary, Representative Ellen Story, Starbucks of Amherst, United Way ofHampshire County, and the University of Massachusetts

If you are in need of a backpack, please contact Kimberly Stender at or 413-362-1825.

Last updated August 20, 2012