The SPUR Student Success Back-to-School drive is officially underway and with the partnership of individuals, families, and businesses, the nonprofit aims to support roughly 700 children, by providing tools to pursue academic success.
About SPUR’s back-to-school drive
The SPUR Student Success Back-to-School Drive provides new backpacks and school essentials to children in Lynn, Marblehead, Salem, and Swampscott who would not otherwise have them.
How are children who selected?
Working closely with professionals who are familiar with the children’s and families’ needs, local school counselors, food pantry directors, social workers, and homeless education liaisons submit requests for children who are beginning the school year without the required supplies needed for school.
How to help
Between now and Aug. 19, mail a tax-deductible check or go online (https://www.spur.community/student-success-landing-page) to sponsor a backpack and school supplies. SPUR has worked hard to secure wholesale pricing and will bulk order a shipment for delivery to its office. Opportunities will be available to help us fill each backpack and write personalized notes to each child beginning Aug. 6.
- Purchase a backpack and supplies for a kindergarten – third grade ($58.50)
- Purchase a backpack and supplies for a fourth – sixth grade ($66)
- Purchase a backpack and supplies for a seventh – eighth grade ($70.50)
- Purchase a backpack and supplies for a freshmen – senior ($73)
- Purchase a backpack ($39)
- Purchase school supplies ($28)
SPUR is a non-profit that aims to cultivate a Community of Doers by making volunteerism easy and accessible. Our unique platform offering diverse, flexible, and accessible volunteer opportunities enables us to mobilize volunteers of all ages and drive tangible impact throughout the communities of Lynn, Marblehead, Salem, and Swampscott. Learn more at https://www.spur.community