Thanks to the efforts of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Milford, other area churches and the Huron Valley School District, students in need will be able to start out the school year with a free backpack.
The donating groups will be distributing backpacks filled with school supplies for Huron Valley families facing financial difficulties on Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, located at 1955 E. Commerce in Milford, on the corner of Commerce and Burns roads.
Those picking up backpacks should bring valid identification with proof of address, as well as proof that students are attending Huron Valley schools. It’s recommended that families bring their bus route postcard, a report card from last year or a current schedule as proof of student enrollment in the district. In addition, the district is asking each recipient to bring in an insurance card.
Backpacks must be picked up in person. Due to the number of backpacks needed, no one may request a backpack for another family.