Back to school can be stressful for any kid, but for some families it can be an outright nightmare.
That’s why the Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network will be accepting donations of school supplies to help homeless families in the area.
They are asking people to donate their outgrown used uniforms, backpacks, pillows, blankets, bins, grocery and gas gift cards.
Anything that could help a make a student’s first day of school that much easier.
However, don’t wait. Tuesday is your last chance to donate for the network’s “Back-to-School Day” where the network will distribute backpacks, school supplies, and uniform vouchers to families in need.
To donate, please call Keyonnee Thalia at 215-247-4663 or stop by the NPIHN office at 7047 Germantown Ave.
The office will be open on Tuesday from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. in case you want to drop off donations.
The Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network specializes in helping families in need.
Unlike most shelters that separate women and children from the men, the network strives to keep families intact.
Guest families are provided with private rooms in the quiet, nurturing settings of host congregations. They receive meals and hospitality from congregational volunteers. Adult guests either work during the day or go to the NPIHN Day Center in Mt. Airy where they receive supportive services from NPIHN counselors and volunteers.