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Volusia-Flagler Federation giving away backpacks to the needy


Abrams & Kaplan Foundation has offered a match up to $25,000 for the school supply project of the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties (FEDVF). For the past 17 years, the Federation has given quality backpacks filled with supplies to more than 65,000 local elementary, middle and high school students in Volusia and Flagler Counties appropriate for their age group.

One hundred percent of the donated money goes to purchase this merchandise. FEDVF is now looking for people to meet this match. Only the neediest students receive these backpacks as the counselors of the 80 schools choose the recipients.  “We have a full proof  system of which the school board has been involved with this project for all these years,” says a Federation organizer.  “One $25 check purchases one backpack filled with supplies. We run the Jerry Doliner Food Bank and nearly 590 families avail themselves of our food pantry every week.  If families cannot afford food, they certainly can’t purchase good school supplies for their children.

“We also have a limited supply of a two-day stay at Homewood Suites for first come first serve who donate $50 for this project—first-come, fist served.” 

Mail your tax deductible check to School Supplies Project c/o the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties, 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174. For more information, call 386-672-0294.


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