BHS Backpack Drive
For the past four years, students of Bellingham High School created and donated to a drive that provided backpacks for the homeless. Each backpack contained hygiene products, non-perishable foods, hats, scarves, and gloves. These backpacks were handed out by our students to the homeless in DC during our 8th grade trip to our capital. It was such a rewarding and profound experience for our students that we have continued this yearly project. Last year, we also teamed up with All Saints Church in Woonsocket, RI and provided backpacks for the homeless that they provide free lunch for everyday. This year, we would also like to provide food and hygiene products to our school’s food pantry to help our students and families in need.
While we are counting on the generosity of our students and families of our school, we need your help in accomplishing our goal of creating 100 backpacks and providing hygiene and food products to the needy in our community. You and your employees can help by providing individual items, a filled backpack, or a monetary donation. Please see attached list of items needed below. Would you please consider helping us achieve our mission?
We thank you in advance for your support. Your donation would be greatly appreciated and will be used to help those in need. Items can be dropped off at the high school or we would be happy to stop by your establishment and pick them up for you. Please feel free to contact Ms. Federlein at firstname.lastname@example.org (508-335-3490). This drive will be held through the month of May.
National Junior Honor Society Members
Mary Federlein (World History Teacher)
Bellingham High School
60 Blackstone Street
Bellingham, MA 02019
Items we include in our backpacks
· Old backpacks in decent shape
· Warm scarfs
· Bar soap
· Hand sanitizers
· Toilet paper
· Cereal bars
· Granola bars
· Ready-made chicken and tuna salad
· Saltine crackers
· Fruit cups
· Apple sauce
· Juice boxes/small bottles
· Bottled Water
· Peanut butter
· Plastic utensils
· Little first aid kit
Dear Bellingham Business Association Member:
Hopedale Junior Senior High School DECA is seeking sponsorships to attend the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida from April 26th- May 1st, 2019. ICDC is the culmination of the DECA business club’s year. More than 19,000 high school students, teachers, advisors, business professionals and alumni gather in Orlando, Florida four four days of competition. DECA members demonstrate their college and career ready knowledge and skills by participating in DECA’s industry-validated Competitive Events Program, aligned with Career Clusters, National Curriculum Standards and 21st Century Skills in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship. Thirteen Hopedale High School DECA students have qualified to attend based on superior performance at the district and Massachusetts State level. More than 1,000 business professionals serve as expert judges to evaluate DECA members’ mastery of these concepts. In addition, thousands of members participate in DECA’s Emerging Leader Series, which helps them attain 21st Century Skills in the areas of collaboration and teamwork, communication, critical thinking, problem solving and creativity.
As a local business, we are hopeful that you would be willing to support our business club and future business professionals and entrepreneurs. Due to Bellingham High School not presently having a DECA program, we are feeling optimistic that you would support Hopedale DECA. We have attached a letter explaining more about our Hopedale DECA program and our sponsorship program. We have also attached a copy of our t-shirt from our state competition as an example of how your business would be advertised locally as well as nationally in Orlando.
Please reach out with any questions. We look forward to your support of our budding business DECA members.
Lucia Rolo, Class of 2019
Hopedale DECA Chapter President
deadline is Monday of next week (4/22/19)! It can be mailed to the address
listed at the bottom of the sponsorship form or if easier can be picked up by
one of the DECA members.
Contest is now open!
At Rockland Trust, relationships are important to us. We understand the impact that small businesses have across our entire community and are committed to helping them succeed.
Our 2019 Small Business Big Dreams contest provides small businesses in our community a chance to win $15,000 to help their business grow.
How to Enter
We’re asking participants to submit their background information and give an overview of their strengths, challenges, and plan for the future. Entries will be accepted March 1, 2019 - March 25, 2019.
The participants will be narrowed down by an internal committee to 3 finalists who will be featured in a video series aired on Boston25 News, as they prepare to present their final presentation to a panel of judges. The panel will deliberate to choose the winner of the $15,000 grand prize. Both runners-up will receive $2,500.
Final presentations will be conducted on June 12, 2019.
For instructions, timelines, rules & regulations, visit our website:
A unique way to be part of Bellingham’s History. Makes a great gift too. Officially accepting orders, however through the mail only at this time. Finalizing on-line procedures and will update everyone once those are available. For now, orders can be placed by returning the form to the 10 Mechanic St. address with a payment. Please mark the envelope “300th “ and include your name and a phone number in case there are any concerns with your order we can contact you. Thank you. Next year is going to be epic!!
BELLINGHAM 300TH CELEBRATION STORE