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Donate Backpacks to the HowardCenter

The HowardCenter Child, Youth & Family Services is in need of about 100 backpacks to give to students for this school year that will otherwise go without.

I have seen first hand the power that a backpack can have on a student that doesn't have one. A few years ago, my friends 7 year old son who was in foster care had just come out of a residential treatment center and was assigned to the Baird school assessment classroom. He was incredibly sad and nervous about going to a "new" school. His whole body was so tense she thought he might snap. The only thing that made him smile that morning was the backpack that Ed Lord brought in for him. His sad face just lit up. The transformation was so incredible that his social worker and mother both cried. That is the kind of power that a backpack can have!

Donation Insturctions:

Drop off donations at my office: Geri Reilly Real Estate 205 Dorset Street Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm

Drop off donations to the HowardCenter: 208 Flynn Avenue Martie Majoros at the front desk

Mail donations to: HowardCenter 208 Flynn Avenue Ste 3J Burlington, VT 05401 Attn: Martie Majoros

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

The HowardCenter is dedicated to empowering people to get their needs met and to live full, rich lives. We believe everyone deserves support because sometimes we can't make it on our own. To learn more about the Child, Youth & Family Services provided by the HowardCenter, visit