This year a record year for Backpacks of Hope, a program of the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County’s Women in Business committee.
Over 400 new backpacks, with over 200 containing complete school supplies, were donated by the committee to Wellspring on Aug. 15. Every year since 2007, Women in Business Committee members have gathered in August to fill new backpacks to aid Wellspring, the domestic violence services resource for Saratoga County residents. The committee has donated over 1,300 new backpacks to Wellspring.
Baskets of Hope benefits local families who seek the assistance and refuge of Wellspring. As financial hardships only add to the burden of a family facing domestic violence issues and relationship abuse, providing a child with a new backpack filled with school supplies helps ease that burden at the start of the school year.