Friday, 17 August 2018 12:06

Penquis aims to donate 1,500 school supply filled backpacks

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BANGOR - School is starting soon and many students in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties will be heading back with the supplies they need, thanks to the generosity of others.

Penquis has been collecting backpacks and filling them with school supplies through its "We've Got Your Back" campaign. This year's goal is 1,500 backpacks.

 

"Many children look forward to getting the new school supplies and some folks are really challenged at this time of year to get their children the supplies they need," Field Glover, chief administrative officer, said. "This really fills the gap."

 

Katahdin Trust presented Penquis a check for $2,500 toward the the goal.

 

Penquis officials said that they still need some super hero backpacks and some for middle schoolers.

 

Donations can be dropped off at the Penquis offices on Harlow Street in Bangor or online at penquis.org.