Send a Child “Backpack to School” with new supplies

It’s the start of the back to school season! We are pleased to announce the start of our 16th Annual “Backpack to School” program! HPC is committed to providing school supplies to local families in need.  If you’d like to talk to our staff about this great program and the impact it has on our local community, please call us today. Your help with promotion of this important effort makes all the difference to the children we serve.

Thanks to the support of local donors, last year we served 171 children from 81 local families from Kindergarten to 12th grade.

We are accepting new donations of the following school supplies from now through September:

  • #2 Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Blue and Black Pens
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Pencil Cases that attached to binders              
  • Crayola Crayons & Markers
  • Crayola Colored Pencils              
  • Highlighters
  • Subject Dividers
  • Reinforcements
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Marbled Composition Books
  • 1, 2 and 3”, 3-ring Binders
  • Flash Drives

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation to support our “Backpack to School” program, please mail or drop off your donation, specifying “Backpack” to our office:

Homeless Prevention Council

PO Box 828/14 Old Tote Road

Orleans, MA 02653

You can also donate online at by specifying “Backpack”. For more information contact: Maureen Linehan @ 508-255-9667 x13.

Thank you in advance for your support!