Supporting our local Seekonk community and contributing to the education of our youth are areas we strive to prioritize at Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk. Our participation in the 1st annual Salvation Army Seekonk Family Fun Day, held on Saturday, August 12, was an opportunity to do both of those things!
Donating Backpacks to the Salvation Army
As one of the local sponsors, our team at Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk donated 200 backpacks filled with school supplies for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. We worked with Salvation Army event organizer, Tim Veglas on the program. “The Backpack program is a way to give families a start on getting school supplies for the upcoming school year,” Tim explained. “The child will get a new backpack filled with supplies for school. It may not be everything, but it is a start. The backpacks went to any child that showed up for the Seekonk Family Fun Day.”
Family Fun for the Seekonk Community
Attendees to the Family Fun Day enjoyed a variety of games, activities, and food, all provided free of charge by local churches, businesses and clubs. These included fire trucks and police cruisers for kids to touch and explore, dunk tanks, bounce houses and inflatable games, craft and activity tables, carnival games, and face painting. “I believe this type of event brings a sense of unity and a common goal of just loving the families in Seekonk and providing them with needed items for their children going back to school,” Tim added.
Over 350 people attended the event, which was held behind the Dr. Kevin M. Hurley Middle School. Beautiful weather was the icing on the cake for the day!
Our team at Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk was thrilled to provide the free backpacks as the highlight for families that day. “We are grateful for the partnership with Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk. Their contribution made this event successful in helping local families in need,” Tim finished.
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