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Backpack Drive: Help the Children of Worcester County Get Ready for School

Backpack Drive:  Help the Children of Worcester County Get Ready for School

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The Worcester Regional Association of REALTORS is holding its annual Backpack Drive in an effort to help kids in Worcester County start the school year with the supplies they need.

All three of the offices of RE/MAX Professional Associates will be collecting supplies for this drive.  Last year we delivered 21 backpacks to local schools as part of this project.  We hope to surpass this baseline and provide even more supplies to the students in our area.

rulerItems that are needed include:

  • Backpacks
  • Binders
  • Pens and pencils
  • Rulers
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Glue
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil boxes
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Notebooks


All donations are welcome, whether a backpack full of supplies or just a box of crayons.  Cash donations are also accepted for this important project.

The deadline for supply drop-off is Monday, August 16, 2010.  You may drop your donation off at any of the following locations:

RE/MAX Professional Associates
49 Main Street (Route 131)
Sturbridge  MA  01566
(508) 347-9595

RE/MAX Professional Associates
294 Main Street (Route 9)
Spencer  MA  01562
(508) 885-7885

RE/MAX Professional Associates
19 Stafford Street
Charlton  MA  01507
(508) 248-3100

Your participation in this backpack drive is greatly appreciated.

Kathryn Acciari, REALTOR
RE/MAX Professional Associates - Sturbridge MA


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Comment balloon 8 commentsKathryn Acciari • August 03 2010 07:36PM


Already delivered 2 back packs full.  A great cause.

Posted by Pam Crawford, Owner-RE/MAX Prof. Assoc.,MBA, CDPE, CRS, ABR (RE/MAX Professional Associates) about 10 years ago

Kathryn, a great cause and my church does this also for the schools.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 10 years ago

Pam:  So glad to hear this.  Two weeks left to collect and distribute.

Rebecca:  It's a cause that we all can help with on a small or large basis.  Thank you for sharing!

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Kathryn we just delivered two car loads of school supplies and other goods to the charity that a club I belong to supports. I'm happy to see you involved and getting others involved in helping the children in need.

Posted by Bill Travis, Broker/Owner (Captain Bill Realty, LLC) about 10 years ago


Very nice!

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) about 10 years ago

Bill:  It's great to know that other agents and offices are doing this.

Joshua:  Thank you!

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) about 10 years ago

My parents, my grandparents and now my brother were teachers and I guess I never thought about needing backpacks. Last year I saw a sale at Walmart for a $1 a pack, if I had thought about it I would have picked up 50 and done something like this. I know my brother used to spend $1500 - $2000 on his classroom and his kids. That is a shame that that will all stop this year with the tax credit for teachers stopping January 1st, 2011.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) about 10 years ago

Todd:  That is a fantastic idea - picking up supplies on sale for just such an event.  It is not right that teachers will stop getting a tax break on supplies they purchase themselves.  I had not heard of this - thank you for the information.  As with many things, there just does not seem to be enough money to go around.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) about 10 years ago