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United Way of Pioneer Valley: Backpack and School Supply Drive to Benefit Area Homeless Children

United Way of Pioneer Valley
Pioneer Valley, MA

United Way of Pioneer Valley, Peter Pan Bus Lines and Link to Libraries, Inc. have joined forces for its inaugural Stuff the Bus campaign. The campaign, co-chaired by Peter A. and Melissa Picknelly, will run August 16 - 21 and will solicit donations of backpacks and school supplies to be distributed to homeless children in Springfield, Holyoke and West Springfield.

"There are over 2,000 children in grades K-8 in the area who will start the school year without the most basic supplies needed for academic success," said Peter A. Picknelly, campaign co-chair and president and chief executive officer for Peter Pan Bus Lines. "It is crucial that these children have the tools they need to start the school year on the right foot and to help them achieve their intellectual potential. We hope that people will be generous with their donations so that we can provide a backpack of supplies for each of these at-risk students."

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