Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter • 2 Quincy Street • Nashua • NH • 03061-3116
Mailing address: Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter • PO Box 3116 • Nashua • NH• 03061-3116
 

Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter’s

2017

Backpacks

for

 
 

Program

 
Why do we have this program? We see the challenges that people we help everyday face. Sometimes providing the basic necessities for their children to start another school year is impossible. We believe every child deserves to attend school with all the basic supplies necessary to succeed at school.  We have almost 5,000 children (age Newborn - 18 Yrs) in our database that we help regularly with food and services.  We hope to be able to provide our school aged children, Kindergarten through grade 12, with a new backpack filled with age appropriate supplies with our 2017 program.  Please help us reach our goal of helping 2,200 children this year!  Thank you in advance!
 

 Donors

 Nashua Lovering Volvo with collected 2016 donations.
 
 
 
   

        First Church helpers delivering many 2016 donations. 

Donors: We need your help to gather donations or make a monetary donation to help children in need go back to school with the supplies they need to succeed! Involve your circle of friends; challenge your co-workers; suggest a collection be held at your faith community.  

Click here for our pdf link to our most needed items.
  
 
 
Donation Drop Off Dates
between 9AM - 5PM are:
Monday, July 31st  
Tuesday, August 1st
Wednesday, August 2nd
Thursday, August 3rd  
 
All donations can be dropped off
at our loading dock at 2 Quincy Street.
 
Please contact Carol if you have a large box truck (or bigger) delivering your items so we can be ready for you.
 Also, if you need a delivery time outside of what's listed above,
contact Carol at carol@nsks.org  Thanks!

 
 

If you are not able to shop and would like to donate

to the Backpacks for Back to School Program,
 
you can send a check made out to NSKS to:
 
 Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter,
PO Box 3116, Nashua, NH 03061-3116.
Please write
"Backpacks for Back to School"
in the memo line of your check. 

Your donation does make a difference!
 

 

 Volunteers
 

    

Some great volunteers from Well Sense Health Plan helping stuff and pack backpacks in 2016
 
Volunteers, We KNOW we can't do this without YOU!  
We depend on volunteers.  
 
 
Sorting & Packing
  We have limited opportunities this year to unpack the donations that come in, sort them and pack the backpacks.  Here's what's available:
 
Monday, August 7th  1PM - 4PM
 
Friday, August 11th  9AM - Noon
                                                    or 1PM - 4PM
 
Tuesday, August 15th 9AM - Noon
                                             or 1PM - 4PM
 
 
Tuesday, August 22nd 9AM - Noon
 
 
If you are available any of the above days and times, please contact Carol at carol@nsks.org.
 
Spots are filled first come, first serve.
 
 
 
DISTRIBUTION DAYS
We also have
DISTRIBUTION DAYS volunteer opportunities.  
 
1) ESCORTS: These volunteers will escort families to the backpack area so the children can pick out their bags.  There is some walking and stairs involved with this assignment.  
 
2) BAG REPLENISHERS: These volunteers will oversee the backpack area, keep it tidy and restock it as needed.  
 
3) CHECK OUT TABLE: These volunteers will be responsible to check out families once they have selected their backpacks.  
  
 
Here's what's available:
 
Monday, August 21st 10:45AM - 2:15PM
5 Escorts needed this shift.  
3-4 Replenishers needed this shift.  
2 Check-out Volunteers this shift.
 
 
Tuesday, August 22nd 10:45AM - 2:15PM
5 Escorts needed this shift.
3-4 Replenishers needed this shift.
2 Check-out Volunteers this shift.
 
 
Tuesday, August 22nd 3:15PM - 6:15PM
2 Escorts needed this shift.
1 Check-out Volunteer this shift.
 
 
 Wednesday, August 23rd 10:45AM - 2:15PM
5 Escorts needed this shift.
3-4 Replenishers needed this shift.
2 Check-out Volunteers this shift.
 
 
Thursday, August 24th 10:45AM - 2:15PM
5 Escorts needed this shift.
3-4 Replenishers needed this shift.
2 Check-out Volunteers this shift.
 
 
If you are available any of the above days and times, please contact Carol at carol@nsks.org.
Spots are filled first come, first serve.
 
 
 
 
 

Recipients

  

 Backpacks will be available to clients receiving our services.  If you are currently not in our database or have questions about receiving a backpack, please call Juana at (603) 889-7770 to get more information.

Dates:
Monday, August 21, 2017 – Thursday, August 24, 2017

Time: 11am-2pm

Please DO NOT COME EARLY.

NOTE: No parking allowed in the Gottesman & Hollis parking lot (ACROSS THE STREET)   ON STREET Parking only.

NOTE** If you cannot come at these days or times because you are working, please call Juana or Alyssa @ 603-889-7770

NOTE** Si no puede venir durante este tiempo porque esta trabajando, por favor llame a Juana o a Alyssa @ 603-889-7770