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TJ Maxx Backpacks for Kids

Local store helps over 30 children at Back to School time

Back to School can be an exciting but sometimes stressful time. There’s the excitement of seeing old friends, meeting your new teacher and all the possibility that a new school year brings. But there can be doubt, fear, and uncertainty as well. If you are temporarily living in a shelter for victims of domestic violence, those doubts can be compounded as you worry about having the supplies for school.

That’s where the folks at our local TJ Maxx on Vandenburgh Avenue in Troy come in. This kind group has shown again and again that they care for others in our community. They collected Easter Baskets, toiletries and now school supplies for children living in Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence.

The staff at our local TJ Maxx are a terrific crew and they go the extra mile every time. In this case, they not only collected over 30 backpacks in a variety of styles and colors, they filled each one with needed school supplies like paper, pencils, folders, and glue sticks.

Unity House is grateful for community support like this. It takes a village to raise a child and our friends at TJ Maxx know this well. Special thanks to Paula, Moe and their wonderful colleagues at TJ Maxx as well as to Feliz Valdez, a regional manager who took the time to meet with us and learn more about Unity House and the people we serve. We appreciate you to the Maxx!