For the nineteenth straight year, Liz and Bill Gribbons are sponsoring the First Day Program in the Town of Auburn.

As many of you know, this program provides new back-to school supplies, a new backpack, a new outfit and a new pair of shoes to each of the neediest children in our community. These items help assure that these students start the school year in a positive way.

There are a variety of options available to you: some people choose to give individual supplies, while others give gift cards for clothes and shoes to Old Navy and Payless Shoes. Checks can also be made out to Auburn Youth and Family Services with “First Day Program” written in the memo line so that we can do the shopping for you. Whatever you can do will help greatly.

We have set a goal to have all donations by August 24th. Once again we will be working with Auburn Youth and Family Services as well as the school principals to distribute these items. Over the past eighteen years, hundreds of students have been helped as a result of your continued generosity.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 508-832-9879 or drop your donations off at our home at 7 Sunnyside Road (checks can also be mailed to this address). A basket for your donations will be on our front porch for your convenience.

Thanks in advance for your generosity.