Saturday, July 22, 2017

LESA gearing up for 16th annual ‘Backpacks for Kids’ project
    The Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA) is gearing up for the 16th annual “Backpacks for Kids” project. The goal of this project is to provide Livingston County students whose families are experiencing financial difficulties with basic school supplies at no cost. 
     We are pleased to announce multiple events to support the annual “Fill Backpacks for Kids” campaign, which will provide opportunities for local community members to donate school supplies for this event. 
     On Friday, August 4th, an LESA Bus will be at the Howell Wal-Mart.  You can Stuff the Bus from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Families who are shopping for school supplies can pick up an extra set of pencils, pack of paper, or even a backpack, as a contribution to the annual “Fill Backpacks for Kids” campaign. 
    There will also be a fundraising event at fiVe BELoW, at the Green Oak Mall, August 4 – August 6.  Go to the website and click on the Parents & Community Resources tab to download a fiVe BELoW fundraiser flyer; with the fundraiser flyer, 10% of the dollars you spend will be donated to the Livingston ESA Backpacks for Kids program (you must have the flyer at the time of purchase). 
    Watch for the Stuff the Blue Goose event, coordinated by the Michigan State Police (Brighton Post); and other collection events in August.   
     Thank you to all of our local community businesses and organizations who are holding their own collection events and/or being collection sites.  For a listing of collection sites, please visit our website:, and click on Backpacks for Kids, found under the Parents & Community Resources tab.  
The Livingston ESA’s annual Backpacks for Kids event will be held on August 17.  The Connect for Kids portion of the event will begin at 5:00 pm, and distribution of backpacks will be from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, at the Livingston ESA Education Center. 
     For additional information, please call the Hot Line at (517) 540-6833 or visit the Parents & Community tab on our website:

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