Backpacks for New Beginnings: West Roxbury teens collect donations

West Roxbury brothers are asking you to pitch in. Can you help?
We received a letter this morning from our friends over at Wicked Sharp Ski & Sports. Do you have anything sitting at home that you can donate? Or maybe as you’re out doing your back to school shopping, you might be able to pick up an extra thing or two? Stop in at 1898 Centre Street to drop off a donation and chat with JP. He’s always got an idea (and a smile) to share!

Hi Neighbors!

We went to Roche Bros. today to pick up some popsicles. When we got there we were fortunate to meet the founders of Backpacks for New Beginnings Jackson Kelly (age 13) and Tristan Kelly (age 11). These two young boys from West Roxbury started Backpacks for New Beginnings in 2009 and since then have donated over 1500 backpacks! This is what community is all about!

Wicked Sharp Ski & Sports has offered our store as a drop off point. Jackson and Tristan are looking for donations of NEW backpacks, pens, pencils, crayons, all the basic school supplies. The backpacks get distributed to underprivileged children in the Boston area.

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Thank you,
JP & Shara
Wicked Sharp Ski & Sports

1898 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 327-2560