Inflation is hitting everyone, and back-to-school shoppers are no exception. According to a new survey by the National Retail Federation, families with students in grades K-12 will spend about $864 this year on school supplies. And they need new clothes too? Retailers say it’s not only inflation, and that families also have more things to buy, as well having to buy laptops and electronics that are now considered standard supplies in many schools. There is some help with a Backpack Giveaway happening today in Mattapan. Here are the details
Who: Altman Nussbaum Shunnarah (ANS) Trial Attorneys is teaming up with Project Backpack and the local nonprofit Youth in Crisis to give away 1,300 backpacks. It’s open to kids of all ages, and from schools all across Massachusetts. Backpacks will be given away on a first come, first served basis.
What: Backpacks will be giving away, and will also include a school supply kit that contains 13 items. From notebooks to pencils and more. They will also be offering complimentary back-to-school haircuts to keep kids looking and feeling their best for the new school year.
Where: At Ryan’s Playground located at 350 River Street in Mattapan
When: Today! Wednesday, August 17th, from 6-8pm
Other Community Work by ANS
This is just one of the most recent events the law firms has done. They have also sponsored community initiatives and events by sending street teams to “Scoops & Hoops” in Mattapan, “The Roll Bounce” in Cambridge, “Summer Baseball Clinic 2022” in Brockton, and others.
They say they are, “dedicated to giving back and filling a much-needed void in student insecurity.” They hope to hand out all 1,300 backpacks at the two-hour event. Any unclaimed backpacks will be donated to students at Boston Public Schools.
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