WESTFIELD, NJ — A collection of gently used book bags at public schools in Westfield Wednesday and Thursday morning will benefit children at a program that benefits at-risk and homeless youths in Elizabeth, the town’s Green Team announced.

The Westfield Green Team will be collecting the used backpacks and reusable lunch bags to donate to Bernice’s Place Children’s Program. The collection will be held on the first day of the school, Thursday during morning drop off only, the announcement said.

Bins will be placed in front of Tamaques Elementary School, Roosevelt Intermediate School and Westfield High School on Wednesday to deposit bags, the Green Team announced.

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The Green Team will accept all donations of bags and gently used or new school supplies to help homeless children in Elizabeth, prepare for the upcoming school year.

Donors are asked to make sure bags are clean and undamaged before bringing them to school. All donations will be picked up by 10 a.m. Thursday, the announcement said.

Contact the Green Team at wfgreenteamchairs@gmail.com for more information.

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