This past week JFS celebrated our 7th annual Build-A-Backpack event at the Framingham and Wellesley Public libraries.

Over the course of two days, we packed over 425 backpacks, our largest number to date These backpacks were fully packed with brand new school supplies, giving over 425 underserved elementary-aged students the tools and materials they need to start their school year off right.

Framingham Public Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Robert Tremblay (left) and Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Diversity, and Community Engagement, Joseph Corazzini (right) packing backpacks at the Framingham Public Library on Monday 8/27. 

These backpacks will go to those students in need in Framingham and throughout the Metrowest community, including students at both Woodrow Wilson and Brophy Elementary Schools.

A HUGE thank you to all those who attended and supported the 2018 JFS Build-A-Backpack event! This event would not be possible without the support of our volunteers, donors, and supporters, thank you for all that you do!

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The Framingham Flyers high school hockey team were an enormous help on Monday!

About JFS of Metrowest

JFS is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to standing up for those left behind and provides services to over 5,000 people in need within the Metrowest region each year, including afterschool tutoring for at-risk children nutrition assistance for low-income families, refugee resettlement case management, citizenship assistance, and support services that enable frail older adults to live independently. To learn more about JFS, visit our website at or like us on Facebook