07 September 2017

(Hooksett, New Hampshire) – The annual Salvation Army Back to School shopping program recently took place at Target.  Forty children in need were identified by the Hooksett Family Service Office.

Each child received a $150.00 certificate for shopping.  The children were chaperoned by community volunteers as they shopped for new clothes and shoes so that they can have a positive start to their upcoming school year.    Community volunteers also helped the kids with the school supply portion that was distributed at Town Hall.   These students and others received school supplies such as notebooks, backpacks, paper, binders, etc.

The Back to School program would not be possible without the help of so many citizens, clubs and companies that come together for children in need.  Some funds for this program are generated from our friends and neighbors who so generously contributed to our Red Kettle bell ringing campaign last November and December.

In addition, Target made a very generous contribution to help fund the program and provided snacks to the children and volunteers.  The school supplies were  also funded or supplied by the Hooksett Kiwanis Club, Knights of Columbus, SNHU, Walmart, Shaw’s, Gosselin Insurance, Brook Ridge Ladies Group,  Hooksett Library, Empire Beauty School and many generous Hooksett individuals who want to see our Hooksett students be able to put their best foot forward and have a successful school year.

The Salvation Army is grateful to Mary Farwell, Salvation Army Volunteer who organizes the Back to School shopping program.