This August, Keystone partnered with businesses, faith communities and families to collect donated school supplies. All of the donated supplies were sorted, counted and packed into backpacks by more than 50 volunteers. In total, supporters helped 654 young people receive new backpacks from Keystone.
“In Keystone’s youth programs, we’re helping young people gain the confidence and competence to succeed in school, at home, and in the community,” Keystone’s President Mary McKeown, Keystone’s explains. “Preparing backpacks for local youth is a natural extension of our mission and we’re grateful to the hundreds of donors and volunteers who make this program possible.”
Parents and children alike were excited to pick up their new backpacks and school supplies. Crystal was one parent who received backpacks for her children. She told Keystone staff members, “It’s been a rough two months for us and we would not have been able to provide school supplies this year for our four school aged children without this program. Thank you!”
Thank you to all of the donors and volunteers who contributed to support youth and families in our community.