Haggen Food & Pharmacy is partnering with its customers to provide foster children with supplies for the start of school.
When customers buy and donate a backpack at a Haggen Food & Pharmacy store for $9.99 through Sept. 13, Haggen Food & Pharmacy will fill the backpack with $21 worth of school supplies, including paper, pencils, crayons, a binder and a ruler.
The backpacks and school supplies will be distributed to foster children by Treehouse for Kids. Since 1988, Treehouse has filled the gaps for children in foster care, providing services that no other agency addresses: money for extra-curricular activities and summer camp, professional educational support services, resources to fully participate in the everyday activities of growing up, and clothing and supplies to help them fit in at school. For more information on Treehouse services or if your organization would like to hold a drive for Treehouse foster kids, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“As more families face economic tough times, more children need our help to get a good start at school,” said Becky Skaggs, spokesperson for Haggen Food & Pharmacy stores. “We’re hopeful that the public will join us in eliminating some of the barriers these children face.”