Build With Purpose Announces BackPacks for Kids Campaign

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For the past four weeks, Build with Purpose, a Metuchen-based nonprofit focused on building community facilities including schools and nonprofit centers, has raised money as part of the Backpacks for Kids Campaign.  The initiative was created as a way to help low-income families manage the additional expense of buying back-to-school supplies.

Next to the holiday season, the back-to-school season is the most financially difficult time for parents as they struggle to pay for basic school supplies their children need to be successful in school. To help meet this need and ease their burden, Build with Purpose set a goal of raising $10,000 to purchase backpacks and all the necessary school supplies needed for 500 low-income children.  Build with Purpose still hopes to raise funds to purchase an additional 200 backpacks and school supplies.

To date, Build with Purpose has raised approximately $6,000, enough to supply backpacks with school supplies to 300 children.  Along the way, Gibbons, PC, a New Jersey-based law firm donated 50 backpacks with school supplies to the initiative.   For every $20 raised through this initiative, Build with Purpose is able to purchase one backpack and all the necessary school supplies.  

According to staff with the organization, "Backpacks and school supplies may not seem like much, but we are sending a message to these children, families and schools that we believe in them and are fully behind their success."

As a nonprofit with a mission to build sustainable organizations and healthy, vibrant communities, Build with Purpose has identified this initiative as one of ten events leading up to the organization's tenth anniversary next year.  More information about this particular initiative is located at:  For more information on Build with Purpose or to donate visit us at   



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