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Family Service seeks sponsors for back to school season

The back to school season is a difficult time of year for some families – lists of supplies can be long and costly.

Families spend an average of $510 per household on back to school clothing, supplies and technology items, according to a 2018 survey by Deloitte.

Individuals can help by sponsoring a child or by donating new clothes, backpacks and other supplies.

Family Service Association of Bucks County will provide sponsors with the grade level, age and clothing sizes of a specific child so they can fill a backpack with supplies, a lunch box and a new outfit. Family Service is happy to honor age or grade level requests depending on availability, and groups or companies are welcome to sponsor multiple children.

Last year, thanks to donations from individuals, organizations and corporations, 322 children were provided with new backpacks filled with supplies, many including back to school outfits, as well.

All donated items go to Family Service clients, or children of clients between the ages of 4 and 18 years old, with demonstrated need.
To become a sponsor or to donate, contact Susan Fischer-Flagg at 215-757-6916 x218 or