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schoolSchool starts in just 7 weeks.  That’s right – less than 2 months from now.  Pretty soon you’ll see Back to School advertising and the annual stream of parents going to Staples buying new book bags, pencils, paper, etc for their children.  Looks pretty normal doesn’t it?

Not if you are a parent who’s lost their job, on Medicaid because you’re really sick and don’t have health insurance or just down on your luck.  Your children get to go to school without those shiny new pens, the book bag they truly need, a new pair of shoes etc. If you’ve been there, you know how it makes you feel.  Uncomfortable, embarrassed, inferior.  Many children dread the start of the school year or just going to school in general because of this.

This is NOT the way the year should start for any child.  How a child starts their first day determines how they will do in school.  Can you see why it’s so important it is to make our children feel good about coming to school and especially on the 1st day?

The Eastern Bergen Board of Realtors has a wonderful project through it’s Community Service Committee.  We are asking for donations so underprivileged children go to school feeling like children and not underprivileged.

Can you help?  If everyone pitches in, we can make this happen for every child in need.  Wouldn’t that be spectacular?  Between now and August 1st please call or text me at 201-741-8490.  I’ll be glad to come over and pick up any donation.   You can also email info@bergenboard.com Here is the list of what’s needed:

Backpack, Large Crayons, Jumbo Pencils, Colored Pencils, Safety Scissors, Watercolor Paints, Glue Stick, Craft Sticks (jumbo & regular), Finger Paints, Manila Drawing Paper, Lunch Box, Composition Book, Blue or Black Ballpoint Pens (5th grade & up), #2 Pencils, Pencil Sharpener, Erasers, Washable Markers, Ruler (6 or 12 inch), Calculator, 3 Ring Binder, Dividers (5th grade & up)

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