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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 next fall, we are considering how best to support them with school supplies. 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 help our boys and girls succeed in school. Generally, we collect backpacks and assorted school supplies. We will update this page when we launch this school supply drive. 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 any of Gemma’s locations as visitors are restricted currently due to COVID precautions. Contact us for arrangements via email or phone (see 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!