The Pettengill House’s annual school supplies drive, Operation Backpack, is up and running. Backpacks and school supplies for students in prekindergarten through grade 12 are now being collected for the coming school year. Supplies needed include backpacks for all ages, notebooks, binders, calculators, loose-leaf paper, markers, scissors, colored pencils, pencils, pens, highlighters, erasers, book covers, pencil cases, rulers, crayons, pencil sharpeners, folders, glue, protractors, graph paper and index cards.
A collection box is located on the first floor of the library.
Every year, thanks to the community’s support, Pettengill House is able to collect and distribute over 500 backpacks filled with school supplies to local children in need.