HPM Insurance is pleased to partner with SHARE Outreach for the 3rd annual backpack and school supply drive. Donations will be accepted from employees, carrier partners, clients and the public now through August 8th at their Milford location of 633 Elm Street. Donations can be accepted during office hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
All donated items should be new and appropriate for either a boy or girl between kindergarten and high school. According to Christine Janson, the executive director of SHARE, items that are in need include rulers, filler-paper, erasers, flash-drives, durable 2-pocket folders, boxes of tissues, glue sticks, pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, lunch boxes, book covers, calculators, crayons, markers, highlighters, notebooks, pencil boxes, erasers and tape.
To help jump start the backpack and school supply drive, HPM Insurance purchased 20 backpacks for the employees to voluntarily fill. Employees always enjoy this drive because according to April McBriarty-Weismann, vice president of business development and communications, everyone remembers the stress of being a kid and fitting in. "If we can help students get the supplies they need, that is one less thing they have to worry about," Weismann said. "It makes everyone feel good."
SHARE Outreach is an organization located in Milford that provides food, clothing and emergency financial assistance to area families in need. SHARE collaborates with other organizations to provide access to services and information with the goal to promote self-reliance while maintaining the dignity of their clients.
Though we were a little short last year, HPM Insurance would like to beat the more than 1000 items donated in 2012. Please help us reach our goal and help a local child start the school year off strong.