We're pleased to be collaborating with Maine Needs at Taproot Market, to collect back-to-school donations. See below for a list of suggested items to donate. Bring your donations to drop off when you visit Taproot Market, during open hours through the month of August. Thanks for helping support this community effort!
Little Kid Back to School Kit:
markers, crayons, colored pencils, pencil sharpener, glue stick, scissors, watercolors, pencil box, drawing pad
Please assemble in a bag with a handle or in a new or gently used backpack.
Lunchboxes and water bottles are also needed.
Big Kid Back to School Kit:
spiral notebook(s), binder(s), dividers, pens & pencils, pencil sharpener, ruler, index card, highlighter, calculator
Please assemble in a bag with a handle or in a new or gently used backpack. Lunchboxes and water bottles are also needed.
About Maine Needs:
MAINE NEEDS is a grassroots organization, powered by a growing collective of volunteers.
They strive to help individuals and families in Maine meet their basic, material needs by providing donated clothing, hygiene products, household items, and other necessities. They focus their work on those starting life over from scratch: domestic abuse survivors, asylum seekers and those facing financial hardships. They partner with schools, caseworkers, nurses and nonprofits to provide these material resources. As of October 2020, they became a 501c3 and opened a free community donation center in Portland Maine. See more, donate directly, or get involve at: maineneeds.org/about.