NBC Boston and United Way: Supporting Our Schools

The cost of school supplies is getting more and more expensive, for both families and schools. NBC and United Way are teaming up to help ease the burden. You can help too!

Notebooks. Binders. Pencils. Calculators. Backpacks.

The list of back to school shopping can seem never-ending, and these small items add up to big costs very quickly. For a lot of families and schools in our community, it becomes a big financial burden when you already have tight budgets and are struggling to make ends meet.  But this doesn’t only affect the parents.  When kids come to school unprepared, it can impact their work and school success in many different ways.

That’s why, for the first time, United Way is partnering with NBC Boston, NECN, Telemundo Boston and other NBC- and Telemundo-owned television stations and other nonprofits, to raise donations of supplies and cash to make sure kids are set up for success.

This month, NBC Boston is telling stories about what can be done to help students and teachers thrive. United Way’s Karley Ausiello talked to NBC Boston in a recent piece:

You can help by by stopping by any of these Farmers Markets across the region to drop off donations of backpacks, pens/pencils, notebooks and other school supplies. If you don’t have time to shop and drop off supplies, you can also visit Donors Choose to donate directly to classroom projects.

Friday, July 21

Copley Square Farmers Market
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
139 St. James Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts

Saturday, July 22

Lawrence Farmers Market
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sullivan Park, intersection of North Parish Road and Winthrop Avenue, Lawrence, Massachusetts

Sunday, July 23

Salem Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Salem Market Place, 224 North Broadway, Salem, New Hampshire

Friday, July 28

Worcester Farmers Market
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Worcester Common, 455 Main St., Worcester, Massachusetts