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Westchester Partners With Sharing Shelf To Give Needy Kids School Supplies

(left to right): Susan Wayne Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino; Joe Kenner, Michelle Nicholas
(left to right): Susan Wayne Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino; Joe Kenner, Michelle Nicholas Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --  County Executive Rob Astorino announced Thursday that Westchester is once again teaming up with The Sharing Shelf,  to collect and distribute school supplies to children in need.

“Since launching our backpack partnership, we have helped give vital school supplies to thousands of children in Westchester County,” said Astorino. “As always, our goal is to help as many children as we can.”

Backpacks to School is a collaboration between The Sharing Shelf and the county’s Department of Social Services. Local businesses have also opened their doors and will serve as drop-off sites for donations.

“The Sharing Shelf is proud to offer this program for the sixth year,” said Deborah Blatt, of the Sharing Shelf. “We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support from so many individuals, community groups and businesses in Westchester, all committed to providing low-income children with the tools they need to start the school year on the right foot."

Donations can be made online at www.fsw.org/backpacks or brought to the Family Services of Westchester’s warehouse at 47 Purdy Avenue, Port Chester.

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