More than 4,000 Backpacks Full of School Supplies Delivered to Massachusetts Military Families

BOURNE – The Cape Cod Military Support Foundation and the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation announced that they have filled more than 4,700 backpacks this year.

Both non-profits held their annual campaign to fill backpacks with school supplies for children of those who serve in Massachusetts.

The numbers far exceeded the group’s 2017 goal of 4,000 backpacks.

“We could not have accomplished this without the help of so many amazing sponsors, partners, volunteers, and the public,” said President and CEO Don Cox.

The backpacks are delivered throughout the state and a small quantity are kept in reserve for those children who transfer into Massachusetts schools when their family is stationed here.

In addition, the foundation is working with Coast Guard leadership to provide backpacks to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The foundation has already set its sights on 2018 with plans to start the campaign earlier and double the number of backpacks.

The non-profits support active duty military, National Guard and Coast Guard families in Massachusetts.

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