BRGNS prepares for back to school

LUDLOW, Vt. – It’s August, and for students and their families that means school is right around the corner. Every year there is a need for new clothes and shoes, backpacks, paper, pens, pencils, and more. That can be an economic hardship for many people with already stretched budgets, and Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow would like to help.

Through its Back to School program, BRGNS will again provide school supplies to those children in grades K-12 who live in Ludlow, Cavendish, Mount Holly, and Plymouth, whose families might not otherwise be able to afford them. This program has been run by the organization for several years.

If you have or know of a child who is returning to school who needs such supplies, and whose family may find such purchases difficult or impossible, please call Audrey or Krey at 802-228-3663, or stop by the thrift store at 37B Main Street in Ludlow to let them know.

Also, for those of you who are in a position to donate school supplies, including new backpacks, or money to buy them, now is the time to act. Please bring your donations to the thrift store. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BRGNS is a 501(c)(3) charity; donations are tax-deductible. For more information, please call 802-228-3663.

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