Serving the Maine Communities of Franklin County, Livermore & Livermore Falls
Backpacks ready to go, August 2016.
Backpacks ready to go, August 2016.

Packs for Progress

It is important for students to have the tools to successfully learn. United Way is proud to help children throughout Greater Franklin County access these tools by providing free backpacks stuffed with school supplies.The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area is now taking applications for our ‘Packs for Progress’ initiative, where we partner with the Farmington Rotary and other local businesses to provide backpacks for eligible students living in Greater Franklin County and/or attending schools in RSU9, RSU73, MSAD58, Rangeley Schools, Stratton School, including home-schoolers, grades Pre-K through 12. 

We are also getting geared up with our fundraising and collection of supplies, so anyone interested in donating money or supplies can call Nichole at 778-5048.

Supplies needed include:

  • Big pink erasers
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Folders
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • 1" spiral notebooks
  • Lined 3-Hole Punched Paper
  • Pocket Tissues
  • Rulers
  • Three-Ring Binders
  • Hand Sanitizer - individual sizes
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Backpacks

We’d be happy to take applications over the phone (778-5048), click here for downloadable application, or look us up on facebook!  Backpacks will be available for pick up August 20th and 21st 2018 between 8a and 4p at our office (218 Fairbanks Road, Farmington) so kids are ready to learn when school starts.

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