: CUMAC’s backpack and school supply drive is in full swing, assisting hundreds of students around the Paterson community. Photo provided by cumac.org

CUMAC’s Annual School Supply Drive in Full-Swing

August 1, 2017 | | GNJ News

PATERSON – Every summer CUMAC (Center for United Methodist Aid to the Community) collects and distributes backpacks and school supplies to local children in need just in time for the new school year. Thanks to incredible supporters, CUMAC is able to reach hundreds of students around the Paterson community, so they get supplies and tools to succeed in their education.

CUMAC is collecting school supplies during the month of August.  All United Methodist Churches are encouraged to make a donation or hold a collection for school supplies. Every donation can give a child the tools they need to learn and grow!

Every grade level should be consider when collection school supply donations.  Middle and high school students are often an underserved population.  CUMAC is partnering with local schools to reach more middle and high school students. By donating supplies for different age groups, supporters can ensure CUMAC’s ability to serve all who come their way, regardless of grade level.

To learn more about the school supply drive and how to get involved, call (973-742-5518) or e-mail events@cumacecho.org

CUMAC feeds people and changes lives. It works to alleviate hunger and its root causes for those in need in Paterson, Passaic County, and northern New Jersey.