NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Friends of Karen, a non-profit based in North Salem, is collecting backpacks for kids before they head back to school.
Friends of Karen is filling up boxes with new backpacks, notebooks, markers, pencils, erasers and gift cards that they hope to give to 850 children so they can begin the new year happily and successfully.
Friends of Karen supports families who are struggling to stay afloat financially and emotionally while caring for their critically-ill child. Parents often agonize between buying new school supplies for their “well” child or paying their ill child’s mounting medical expenses, Friends of Karen said.
To help, drop off or send new backpacks and supplies to Friends of Karen at 118 Titicus Road in North Salem. For more information, contact 914-617-4052 or email · DeniseTredwell@FriendsofKaren.org or visit www.friendsofkaren.org/gifts-for-children .
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