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The AAA is excited to partner with The Backpack Project, Inc. for the return of the Service Project at the 2012 Annual Meeting!
What is the Service Project?
This year we are excited to partner with The Backpack Project, Inc. as part of the "Seeds of Innovation" at the Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The Backpack Project is a nonprofit organization that provides school supplies to children in 3rd through 6th grade from underserved communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. New for this year, each backpack will include a journal and students may participate in a biweekly journaling workshop, encouraging creative writing and reading. The Backpack Project also provides a year-long mentoring program that matches an adult volunteer with a student at the school. As part of our meeting, we are each provided with the opportunity to help these youngsters prepare for success in the new school year.
How can I get involved?
- Buy a Backpack — For a donation of just $35, you can help prepare a child for his or her first day of school. All monies donated will be used to purchase school supplies for this year's Service Project. Donate Online Here.
- Donate Supplies — If you prefer to donate supplies, a number of school supplies are needed, including binders, folders, pens, and pencils. You can purchase your own supplies and bring them with you to drop off at the Service Project Donation Station at the Gaylord National Hotel. Click Here for a complete list of needed school supplies.
- Volunteer Time — If you would like to help stuff the backpacks with supplies, we invite you to stop by the Service Project assembly area on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. If your time is limited, you are welcome to stop by to complete a personalized message of encouragement for the students.
- Spread the Word — Due to the generous support of members like you, last year we were able to provide 500 backpacks to students in the Denver Public School system.
Together let's help make a difference
in the lives of children in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
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