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Back-to-School Backpack and School Supplies Project

While we wait to see what the school year will look like for Philadelphia-area students this fall, we are considering how best to support them.  Every child deserves to begin the school year with the supplies they need.  Many children served by Gemma Services could use help to start the school year off on the right foot.  Our goal will be to provide the tools that will help our boys and girls succeed this school year. Generally, we collect backpacks and assorted school supplies to support our children as they start the school year. This year, the collection is not finalized yet. So, please watch this page for our wish list to come of school supplies you might donate to support “our” students. Once we share this list, please consider how you might help:

  • Great group project for work, youth group, or church.
  • Buy one/give one — when shopping for your children, engage them in the selection of a similar purchase for another child.

The Details:

Who: You — your family, your congregation, your office — can help our kids

What: Backpacks and school supplies for children served by Gemma Services

Where: Please contact us to arrange for delivery. Our campuses are presently closed to outside visitors. Please do not deliver to our Rosemont, Plymouth Meeting, Mt. Airy, or Southwest Philadelphia offices. Contact us for arrangements via email or phone (contact info below)

When: Delivery date TBD (School supplies needed all year round)

Why: To help a child succeed in school!  Because you care!

How: Contact Betty Wu, Development Officer, for details and supply lists 610.519.1615 or [email protected].

In the meantime, if you would like to support Gemma Services’ ongoing work with a donation, please click here.

Thank you for your interest in making a child’s day brighter!