We hope that you've had a wonderful summer. It's hard to believe that it's September already and that kids are headed back to school! We have had a lot of exciting things happening at HELPIS, including a visit to the statehouse to officially file the bill to declare May as the official month of kindness in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Here is the bill!
The bill is in committee and we're waiting to testify on behalf of the bill any day now! Thanks so much to Representative Kenneth Gordon! Here are some of our friends helping to hand the bill to the clerk.
We have also been running an extremely successful "Fill a Backpack" campaign.
The response and generosity of our friends has been overwhelming! Lots of kids from Lowell to Boston are going back to school with new packs filled with great school supplies. Thank you to everyone who donated. And, special thanks to Sophia's Greek Pantry, D'SPA by Dellaria, Burlington Chamber of Commerce, and Salem Five Bank for their generous support!
We are still accepting school supply donations, so please feel free to contact us for more information.