Team Backpack kicks into final stretch with July 31 deadline approaching

Hazel, Maya and Sarah collect supplies for B'nai Mitzvot project

Puente’s deadline for Team Backpack is rapidly approaching on July 31. The campaign  is kicking into its final stretch, collecting backpack and school supplies to create backpacks for 200 Pescadero and La Honda students.

Three San Francisco seventh graders, Hazel Olson-Dorf, Maya Rich, and Sarah Weihl, are part of Puente’s Team Backpack, collecting school supplies and donations from their communities. They are doing this project as part of the rituals related to becoming Bat Mitzvah in the Jewish tradition. They collected supplies from their school community, friends and relatives, as well as through Congregation Sha’ar Zahav. With the donated cash, they bought supplies at Target.

Puente volunteers of the year, Angela and Courtney Cunneen,  are collecting supplies for their third year and will be receiving supplies at the Coastside Farmer’s Market in Pacifica on Wednesday, July 27 from 230-630 PM.

Volunteers from First Congregational Church of Benicia, Peninsula Metropolitan Community Church, Congregational Church of San Mateo, and Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory are also collecting supplies for the drive.

Click here for Team Backpack list of supplies needed



Drop-Off Locations:

Half Moon Bay:  Coastside Farmers Market, Saturdays 9AM – 1 PM: July 23 & July 30

Studio 4 Pilates, 213 San Mateo Road (650) 726-7200

Pacifica: Coastside Farmers Market, Wednesday, July 27: 230-630PM

Pescadero:  Pescadero Grown! Certified Community Farmer’s Market, Thursdays 5-8PM

Puente Resource Center, 620 North Street (650) 879-1691 (please call for hours)

Cash Donations: Payable to Puente, PO Box 554, Pescadero, CA  94060

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