Once again the Brooke Jackman Foundation stepped up their game for EAC Network’s annual school supply drive by donating 300 back packs and assorted school supplies. The donations will be given to children in a variety of EAC Network programs. Some of the boys and girls live in foster homes and group homes, while others have families on public assistance or may have a parent who has been incarcerated, or battling substance abuse.
Since 2002, the Brooke Jackman Foundation has provided “Brooke Packs”, backpacks with a variety of supplies, to children going back to school in the New York metro area. Last year, 4.000 children received a “Brooke Pack”. Designed to meet the needs of disadvantaged children when other resources are not available, each one is filled with age-appropriate books and school supplies. Many times, this backpack is a child’s sole personal possession.
About EAC Network
EAC Network provides a broad array of educational, vocational, counseling and criminal justice services. The organization’s 70 programs protect children, create opportunities for seniors, promote healthy families and communities, empower people through employment and education, and provide alternatives for people with substance abuse and mental health needs. For more information about EAC Network, please call (516) 539-0150 or visit www.eacinc.org.