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Blessings in a Backpack Kicks Off Tomorrow @ Maury!

Blessings in a Backpack

Tomorrow is National Blessings in a Backpack Day!

City of Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille, Maury Elementary School Principal Lucretia Jackson, and the Maury community will commemorate the kick-off of the Blessings in a Backpack program in Alexandria that will feed 50 Maury students on weekends throughout the school year. Mayor Euille and Ms. Jackson will pack the first bags that will be delivered to students on Friday.

The event kicksoff tomorrow (Thursday, Sept 18, 2014) at 8:15 AM in front of Maury Elementary School.

In June 2014, the United States Conference of Mayors adopted Thursday, September 18, 2014 as “Blessings in a Backpack Day”, whereby mayors across the United States will participate in backpack-stuffing events, and providing food for children in their communities who need it most. In addition, this is a celebration of the first Blessings in a Backpack program in the City of Alexandria. It is expected that the program will grow to other areas throughout the Alexandria where needed.

For more information about Blessings in a Backpack, please visit the website at

To donate online or by mail, please designate your contribution to Matthew
Maury Elementary School.

(H/T RosemontVA)

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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