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GNFC Community Outreach Event: Operation Backpack - An Annual Backpack And School Supply Drive

Monday, July 10, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017
See below

Community Outreach Volunteer/Donations
Registration is recommended
Registrants & Fees
No Fee

We are excited to support the annual backpack and school supply drive coordinated by the Pettengill House. From July 10th through August 11th, GNFC will be collecting backpacks and school supplies with the goal of helping every student start the school year ready to learn.


The Pettengill House collects brand new backpacks and school supplies for students in pre-k through 12th grade who attend school in the Amesbury, Newburyport, Triton, and Pentucket school districts. The backpacks and school supplies are distributed to families in need during the third week in August.  They will also be accepting gift card donations.


Requested supplies include:

Sturdy backpacks (most in need of high school age)
Three ring binders and dividers
Spiral and composition notebooks

Scientific and regular calculators


#2 pencils

Colored pencils

Pencil cases




Glue Sticks

Index cards
Sticky notes

Small staplers



Fine tipped sharpies


Graph Paper

Loose-leaf paper

Pocket folders


Thumb drives

Lunch boxes

Tissue packs

Gift cards


How it's done:
* RSVP here or email Jessica at to let GNFC know that you are donating to the drive

* Drop off your filled backpack OR school supplies at one of the following homes:

Joanna Fernandes- 29 Hill St., Newburyport (front porch)


Jenny Houlahan- 4 Howard Street, Newburyport (back patio or deck, accessed through door in fence off the driveway)


Meaghan DeMeo- 14 Amidon Ave, Amesbury (box on the front porch)


Jessica Knezek- 236 Main St., West Newbury (inside side door)


Jamie Sullivan- 32 Dole Place, West Newbury (front porch)


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. THANK YOU in advance for your donations!

Jessica and the Community Outreach Team