Thanks so much to everyone who has helped with this effort in the past. Hamden Youth Services (HYS) was really blown away by the backpacks the Spring Glen Church gave to their children last year. This year, HYS has asked for the backpacks earlier than last year. We would like all backpacks turned in by July 31 ! We are still waiting for names and ages, but wanted to give folks a head start. Please consider helping children stay in school by donating a backpack.