For parents of young students, back to school time means purchasing school supplies – notebooks, paper, markers, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, and more. While this task is routine for most parents, it can be a big financial hardship for homeless families. Tegra Medical employees in Dartmouth, MA collected supplies for School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) to help address this problem. SOWMA is an organization that supports the academic, social and emotional growth of students impacted by homelessness.
Payroll manager Christine Corriea and production employee Rafaela Melo delivered the supplies to the SOWMA office in East Bridgewater, where six students from Oliver Ames High School of Easton, MA worked with Barbara Fox, Community Outreach Director for SOWMA to personally pack all the donated backpacks and supplies. The backpacks will go to children at the Donovan House in New Bedford and the Reuben House in Fall River.