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Project Fresh Start

Project Fresh Start

"Back to school" can be a tough time for many families in our community.  Children need pens, pencils, folders, backpacks, and much, much more.  For a family struggling to put food on the table, these expenses can pose a big problem. Project Fresh Start is a program of United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley. It's an opportunity for us to assist our partner agencies get students ready to back to school. Partner Agencies are able to fill out the form below requesting a variety of school supplies and other items needed for students to return to school. 

Project Fresh Start is made possible by a $3,500 Grant that United Way NSV received from the Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations. The grants are part of a philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations that are focused on education or job skills. The program encourages local community engagement by awarding larger grants to organizations where associates are highly engaged in volunteering or fundraising – up to $25,000 per organization.

Some of the items we will be able to provide include: Back Packs, School Supplies (Elementary), School Supplies (Middle/High School). Clothing (shoes, socks, etc.), Hair Cuts, Spiral Notebooks, Pocket Folders, Misc. Supplies