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Running Brook Elementary: Blessings in a Backpack

"I hope this email finds you well as we approach this holiday season.  Running Brook Elementary is a Title 1 school that has a large Free and Reduced Meal program population.  Over half of our students rely on eating breakfast and lunch at school 5 days a week.  

Each weekend we send a bag with kid friendly snacks and entrees to ensure that our students have food over the weekend.  The kids love the snacks and our hard working, single parents love the brief respite that a kid friendly entree can bring.

I am amazed how this small gesture helps develop and strengthen relationships with both students and parents. My personal goal is to be able to continue to offer this program to every income qualified student who attends Running Brook.

This program is entirely funded by private donations.  I hope you will consider donating to the Running Brook Blessings in a Backpack Program. It costs a little more then $100 to feed a child for the entire school year but any amount is truly appreciated. 

Right now anyone who sponsors a student for an entire year ($100 or more) will receive a Vera Bradley backpack! (While supplies last) You can get yours when you drop a check (made to to Blessings in a Backpack) off at Running Brook Elementary or donate directly on-line to the Running Brook Elementary School account, at:

Please forward your confirmation to and make arrangements to pick up your Thank You Vera Bradley Backpack!

We currently have Paisley, Butterfly or Grey Denim. They make great holiday gifts!  Attached are pictures to help you make your decision.

Charges appear on your credit card statement as Blessings in a Backpack/Blackbaud Merchant Services. 

We invite all donors to allow us to thank them publicly through our school newsletter, school functions and blasts to our community partners.  We invite all corporate donors to be recognized formally though our HCPSS Partnership Program. 

Warmest Regards,

Andrea Frank

Blessing in a Backpack Program Coordinator

Running Brook Elementary School"

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