Friday, July 31, 2009

Wanted: Tools for School!

All kids need the right tools to get off to a good start in school. It’s difficult to learn anything without them, and it’s even harder to learn if you’re worried about being different from everyone else. Children in low-income families want to do what everyone else does at school: learn. Yet many come from families whose resources don’t stretch far enough to provide school supplies.

Every August, the Northern New Jersey Business Council (BVC) coordinates a back-to-school supply drive, and then works with partner nonprofit agencies to deliver what’s collected to children throughout the state. The BVC has distributed over $285,000 in school supplies and it’s more than just pencils – everything from backpacks to binders and from composition books to calculators. Please join the BVC effort this year to collect for needy children in Bergen County.

Watch a video about the program on NY1 or click here.

For more information please contact Tess Tomasi at 201-489-9454, ext. 114, or by email at

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