It is hard to believe that July is coming to an end, but summer is flying by and back-to-school season is nearly upon us. This means it is time for CHGM's annual backpack drive.
Each year CHGM helps to relieve many families' anxiety about the financial burden of purchasing the long list of required school supplies by providing low-income families with backpacks full of all the items their children will need for the year ahead.
Last year, CHGM distributed nearly 300 backpacks to students of all ages, and we're hoping to support hundreds again this year. It's not too late to help! You can support our backpack drive by making a cash donation, sponsoring backpacks for one or more children, or contributing new in-kind items.
To become a sponsor, please contact Shelah Wilcox at 202-544-3150 or firstname.lastname@example.org before August 13th with a preference for grade, gender and number of children you would like to sponsor. From there, you will receive all of the information you need to support this important cause. Monetary donations can be made via our donations page or by check to CHGM, 421 Seward Square SE, Washington, DC 20003. Thank you!