Back to School can cause a lot of jitters as kids return to new teachers and classrooms. There's also anxiety around who to sit with at lunch and figuring out challenging math problems. All of this is compounded when a family is struggling to also come up with the necessary supplies for the start of the new school year.
If you are able to, Putnam has several resources looking for help to fund families in need between now and September 1st. These include:
- Putnam CAP School Supplies Program which accepts online donations and gift cards in $25 denominations.
- Putnam County Sheriff's Department has a collection box located at 3 County Center until 9/1; Please visit their site for a list of items to donate.
- Stuff The Bus at Jefferson Valley Mall is collecting school supplies until 8/27; See their list on items they are requesting.
- Value Village is setting aside 50 backpacks filled with supplies which can be purchased for a $55 donation by 8/30; Please call them directly.