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 always collecting for this program, so anyone interested in donating money or supplies can call Nichole at 778-5048.
Supplies needed include:
We’d be happy to take applications over the phone (778-5048), click here for the downloadable application, or look us up on facebook! Backpacks will be available for pick up August 19th and 20th 2019 between 8a and 4:30p at our Community Partner's LEAP, Inc. located at 313 Farmington Falls Road (right at the end of High Street). Western Maine Community Action will be there, also with an option for a back-to-school outfit (while supplies last) and information on fuel assistance. We are excited to help kids be ready to learn when school starts.