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Backpacks for Kids

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Backpacks for Kids

The Livingston Educational Service Agency (Livingston ESA) is gearing up for the 21st annual "Backpacks for Kids" project.  This project aims to provide Livingston County students whose families are experiencing financial difficulties with basic school supplies at no cost.

Livingston County residents, local businesses, and community groups continue to be very generous in supporting this project.  Because of their generosity, over 1,000 Livingston County students received backpacks filled with essential school supplies last year.

This year's distribution will occur on Thursday, August 11th, 2022.  We will provide additional details as soon as possible.

We welcome donations for the 2022 Livingston ESA "Backpacks for Kids" project.  Donations may be dropped off beginning June 27th through August 4th at the Livingston Educational Service Agency, 1425 W. Grand River, Howell, Monday through Thursday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

If your organization is interested in becoming a collection site, don't hesitate to contact Judy Paulsen at 517.540.6802 or

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Donation Site

Monetary contributions or supplies may be dropped off between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, at the Education Center, located on our main campus at 1425 W. Grand River Ave., Howell.

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You can help local students in need get ready for back to school by donating school supplies.