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Back-to-School Drive raises $2500 to Help Families in Need

The Alliance for Greater Good’s collaboration with the City of Portsmouth's Welfare Department raised over $2500 to provide needed backpacks and school supplies for students as they gear up for the 2022-2023 school year.

Lisa Vivinetto, Ellen Tully and Joanne Wolfe with donated backpacks

Back-to-School Drive raises $2500 to Help Families in Need

This is the third year that the Alliance supported the City’s Welfare Department, and this year provided two ways to help kids start the year off right, through a Yoga @Sunset event on the grounds of the Wentworth-Coolidge mansion and through direct donations to the Back-to- School Drive.

Alliance co-founders Lisa Vivinetto and Joanne Wolfe delivered the new backpacks and gift cards to Ellen Tully, the City of Portsmouth Welfare Administrator. She was grateful for the generous support of the community on behalf of their fellow neighbors.

"The Back-to-School Drive started in 2006 as a way to help parents who had to choose between buying their kids school supplies or paying their normal bills. With help from the community, the Welfare Department has been able to level the playing field at back-to-school time so that all students have the supplies they need to be successful. -Ellen Tully, City of Portsmouth Welfare Administrator

Other News:

The Alliance for Greater Good recently launched its Instagram account. Follow us @ aggseacoast.

Additionally, Alliance supporters can now make an online donation through its website. Simply click on the donate button. Your donation will help us in our ongoing efforts to support neighbors in need.

For more information or to share ideas for future events, email the Alliance for Greater Good at, visit its website and follow it on Facebook and Instagram.

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