WARE Mass. (WWLP) – If you’re a parent with a large family you know what it costs to buy school supplies these days. Dozens of Hampshire county families today received free backpacks filled with school supplies.
The Verizon store in the town of Ware provided the free school supplies to more than one hundred families.
Mother of five, Melissa Winot of Ware told 22News, she’s grateful for the free school supplies. “…It was a big help, one less 20 dollar item we have to buy…They gave them backpacks, they got rulers, pencils, note pads, folders, everything, they just got everything”
Last year the National Retail Federation estimated the average cost of outfitting each child with school supplies came to more than $100 dollars.