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Community - July 4, 2018

Donations of school supplies, clothing needed for local kids

by Lauren Kelmar

East Palo Alto nonprofit Ecumencial Hunger Program is seeking donations from the community for back-to-school items for local families in need.

The program provides students in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and the surrounding communities with shoes, clothing, backpacks, school supplies and hygiene items for the new school year.

This year, the EHP has received a record number of requests from families in financial distress, the nonprofit has announced.

According to the organization's website, its mission is to provide compassionate, dignified and practical assistance to families and individuals facing economic and personal hardship.

In addition to providing material support such as food and clothing, EHP offers support services and advocacy for its community members.

The nonprofit provides families with gently used clothing, shoes, and backpacks, but its goal is to provide students with new outfits and items to start the school year.

Ecumencial Hunger Program is also accepting donations in the form of gift cards to stores like Best Buy, Target, Walmart and Costco so families can shop with their children.

For more information or questions concerning donations, call at 650-323-7781, email donations@ehpcares.org or visit the website at ehpcares.org.

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