Event date: 8/11/2017 - 8/24/2017
Samaritas aims to arm children with all that they need to start the school year off right.
DETROIT -- Seniors living in four Samaritas communities statewide – in Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Saginaw and Traverse City – are busy this month collecting back-to-school items to fill backpacks that will be donated to children in need.
Donations from the community, of school supplies and backpacks and any items that will help children start the school year off right, are welcome and encouraged at Samaritas Senior Living communities.
Backpack Drive Details
Collecting school supply donations through August 21st to donate to children in foster care through Samaritas, which is the state’s largest private provider of foster care. Bloomfield Hills aims to fill 30 backpacks!
♦ Supplies needed: pens, pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, notebooks, folders, rulers, erasers and pencil boxes.
♦ Please deliver donations to Samaritas Senior Living 6257 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI (248) 723-6275
♦ Stuffing party: August 24, 2017 at 1 p.m. – media welcome!
Backpacks were donated by St. Matthew Church and J.C. Penney; donations of school supplies are needed, including pencils, crayons, glue sticks, tissues and paper. Saginaw hopes to donate 100 backpacks!
♦ Donations can be delivered to Samaritas Senior Living 3200 State St., Saginaw, MI by August 10th (989) 799-1902
♦ Stuffing Party: August 11, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. – media welcome!
The fifth annual backpack drive in Grand Rapids seeks donations of school supplies and backpacks through August 15th. All backpacks will go to children in foster care with Samaritas. Grand Rapids hopes to obtain and fill 100 backpacks!
♦ Supplies needed include: pens, pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, calculators, notebooks, folders, binders, rulers, erasers, pencil boxes and backpacks.
♦ Please deliver donations to Samaritas Senior Living 2000 32nd Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI (616) 284-5701
♦ A stuffing party takes place on August 17, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. – media welcome!
Traverse City (Williamsburg)
Partnering with Feast of Victory Lutheran Church, Samaritas Senior Living of Traverse City is accepting donations of backpacks and school supplies through August 15th. Samaritas residents will stuff backpacks and write notes to the children, including their own school memories or encouraging words.
♦ Donations needed include: pens, pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, calculators, notebooks, folders, binders, rulers, erasers, pencil boxes and backpacks. This community hopes to fill 20 backpacks!
♦ Please deliver donations to Samaritas Senior Living of Traverse City 4354 Mt. Hope Road, Williamsburg, MI (231) 938-4673