Friday, July 12, 2024

Project Self-Sufficiency Seeks Donations of New School Supplies

Sponsor a Backpack for a Student in Need

NEWTON, N.J. – Project Self-Sufficiency is seeking donations of new school supplies for distribution to more than 500 children and teens during the month of August. 

This year, organizers are suggesting that donors sponsor a backpack for students in need. A $25 donation will purchase and fill a small backpack with the key supplies needed for elementary school students while a $50 donation will purchase and fill a large backpack with key supplies for middle and high school students. Monetary donations, which allow the agency to purchase supplies in bulk, will be gratefully received at

For those who prefer to shop, a wish list of items has been prepared, including new backpacks, crayons, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, scissors, pens, spiral notebooks and loose-leaf paper. Backpacks in solid and neutral colors are preferred. Backpacks and supplies will be distributed to more than 500 students at a festive Back to School Fair in August and at other events throughout the school year.  

Those who need backpacks and school supplies are invited to call Project Self-Sufficiency, 973-940-3500, to be put on the distribution list. Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton. For information about donating school supplies, or to inquire about any of the programs and services available at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500, or visit