Helpline House prepares island students for another school year

4822bainbridgeWEB-Backpacks2 This week volunteers at Helpline House stuffed backpacks and organized school supplies for their annual back-to-school program, Project Backpack.

The program provides Bainbridge Island children with the necessities for school each August.

“We have a variety of donors, and there’s a lot of families who don’t only go shopping for their children but for Project Backpack,” said Marilyn Gremse of the Helpline House.

This year, 167 families registered for supplies, which amounted to about 180 students from grades K-12 who were served by Helpline House.

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by CECILIA GARZA,  Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer

posted Aug 30, 2013 at 11:01 AM