Civitan Club Organizing BackPack Buddy Program

By Deborah Hill, Pay It Forward Civitan Club

The Pay It Forward Civitan Club is excited to be organizing the BackPack Buddy Program for Nashville Elementary.

The group is in the process of setting up drop-off locations, which are expected to be finalized by mid-September.

The group’s first delivery to Nashville Elementary is the second week of September. The “BackPack” is delivered weekly and includes healthy, non-perishable foods to provide two each of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus two snacks and several healthy drinks.

The Pay It Forward Civitan Club will be the organizer of the inventory, preparation of bags, and delivery to Nashville Elementary. All donations will be used directly for the purchase of food items only. All donations are tax deductible.

Pay It Forward Civitan Club members are excited to be organizing this program and are seeking support from individuals and businesses to fulfill the local needs. Sponsors are needed to ensure this program’s success and ability to serve as many people as possible.

For Nashville Elementary School, participation will be determined by working with teachers and school guidance counselors, plus a school social worker. These in-the-trenches folks will identify children in need of backpacks to ensure proper meal availability.

Businesses and individuals wishing to assist with the BackPack Buddy Program may sponsor a child’s meals throughout the school year or for part of the year. It is estimated that at least 16 children at the school are in need of the program.

Donations are tax deductible. Please make your check payable to:

Civitan International
Memo: Donation/ PIF BackPack

Mail check to: Pay It Forward Civitan, c/o Ann Tripp
6394 River Walk Drive
Rocky Mount, NC 27803.

Any donation amount welcome.

Civitan International is an organization of volunteer service clubs around the world, dedicated to helping people in their own communities. For more information on the Nashville Elementary program, or to sponsor or donate, contact Ann Tripp at 252.343.1652 or Deborah Hill at 252.904.8360.

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