BACKPACKS FOR THE HOMELESS, 2014
Last year we packed 100 backpacks. This year, let’s pack the same. For $25.00 and/or by helping to stuff them at our packing party at MRMS, on Tuesday, December 16 immediately after school in the Media Center, you can ensure someone stays warm this winter season. Students see the entire process from collection to distribution.
MRMS students work on behalf of "Giving Back, Linda's Legacy" to fill backpacks with a warm sweatshirt, thermal underwear, socks, gloves and a hat which are distributed to the homeless community in the Annapolis area.
It’s easy to sponsor a backpack. Send a check for $25 made out to Giving Back-Linda's Legacy by December 9. Feel free to sponsor more than one backpack if you'd like!! No back-pack sponsorship necessary to join the packing party. The more packs we have, though, the more fun the kids have working together.
Checks can be sent to MRMS in an envelope marked Helen Bragaw: "Backpack Sponsorship.” Or, mail the check to: Amy Cohen-Callow, 961 Seahorse Court, Annapolis, Md. 21409. Regardless of how you send in your sponsorship money, please email Amy Cohen-Callow at ACCallow@gmail.com mailto:ACCallow@gmail.com to let her know you are sending it.
Don’t Forget to Join us During the Packing Party. It’s Open to All!
In our fourth year of this project, students are very excited about continuing it and hope that we can meet or exceed the goal of sponsoring 100 backpacks. Do not hesitate to contact Amy with questions. For more information about "Giving Back" and this project, check out their website at www.homelessdrive.com http://www.homelessdrive.com.
Some additional ways to help with this project. Volunteer at the Farmer’s Market in Annapolis to sort donations for Giving Back. Distribute back packs on December 25th (details to follow on these activities).
If you haven’t already been added to the MRMS Student’s Community Service Committee Yahoo Group which is open to ALL families, please email Amy at ACCallow@gmail.com mailto:ACCallow@gmail.com and she will add you to it. You will receive timely information about volunteer activities for your student.