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Stuff A Backpack With Love And School Supplies

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women is gearing up for another summer of outfitting quality backpacks, fully stocked with school supplies, for middle school students throughout our county. This year we have expanded our project to include a partnership with the JC Fremont Back to School Health Fairs.  We will additionally continue to donate backpacks to all schools in our county, as is our longstanding tradition. By providing essential supplies and backpacks, we are helping pave the way for success to worthy students who otherwise may start the new school year unprepared.

Community members who would like to get involved in this project may help out by purchasing school supplies for the packs.  To find out what is needed, go to the project registry at www.freegiftregistry.com/Mariposabackpacks. All instructions, with the complete supply list and where to deliver them, are at the registry site.  The deadline for donating school supplies for the backpacks is July 13.

Alternatively, you may make a cash donation to help us purchase the packs in bulk.  Please send cash donations of any amount, written out to Mariposa AAUW, to Cathy Owens, 5780 Clouds Rest, Mariposa, CA, 95338.

Backpack Fill Day is slated for Thursday, July 26, at 5:30 PM, at the Mariposa United Methodist Church Joe Kidd Hall. All are invited to come and lend a hand packing supplies into the backpacks.

Thank you for helping us give Mariposa students every opportunity to thrive in school!

The American Association of University Women is a national organization dedicated to lifelong learning and advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

The Mariposa branch has over 90 members who support local projects such as Tech Trek camp. Other programs include Dinner with a Scientist for high school girls at UC Merced, and distribution of free backpacks. For more information visit www.aauwmariposa.com.

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