CambridgeSide Teams with East End House for School Supply Drive

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (August 2020) – CambridgeSide ( has teamed with Cambridge-based East End House to launch a School Supply Drive to help meet the needs of local school children. In the era of COVID-19, East End House is hosting a virtual and traditional school supply drive to ensure all under-resourced and vulnerable children in the community will have the necessary school supplies in September and beyond, whether learning in the classroom or at home.

The program will have two ways to donate: Traditional school supply donation drop-off locations will be available at East End House and CambridgeSide Welcome Center. Virtual donations to purchase needed supplies can be made at 100% of all proceeds will go to eligible children and families from Cambridge and Somerville, and adjacent neighborhoods.

“At East End House we want every child to be prepared for school,” says Michael Delia of East End House. “We help students develop healthy lifestyles, along with academic and social-emotional skills that are essential for classroom learning. However, sometimes one’s ability to succeed depends on simple, physical items like pencils, notebooks, crayons and other school supplies,” he adds.

“We are happy once again to team with East End House on this important school supply drive which will help students in our area to be prepared for the start of the new school year. Whether learning in school or at home supplies will still be needed,” says Melissa LaVita, Senior Marketing Director of CambridgeSide.

Donation Wish List:
Pencil Cases and Boxes, Three Ring Binders, Pocket Folders, Spiral Notebooks (Wide & College Ruled), Backpacks, Lunchboxes, Composition Books, Loose Leaf Paper (Wide & College Ruled), #2 Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners, Blue or Black Pens, Highlighters, Scissors, Glue Sticks, Tape, Rulers, Index Cards, Dry-Erase Boards, Dry-Erase Markers, Staplers, Staples, Paper Clips, Book Covers/Book Sox, Art Supplies, Paints/Brushes, Colored Markers, Colored Pencils, Construction Paper, Stickers, Protractors, Calculators, Educational Books, Boxes of Tissues, Water Bottles, Headphones, Cloth Face Masks (Various Sizes), Hand Sanitizer, and Gift Cards.

Drop-off Locations:
CambridgeSide, Welcome Center (Level 1), 100 CambridgeSide Place Cambridge, MA
East End House, 105 Spring Street Cambridge, MA

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East End House
Originally established in 1875 to serve under-resourced families, East End House is one of Greater Boston’s earliest social service centers. East End House community center uses a holistic approach to promote the well-being, academic achievement, and successful transition to adulthood of children and youth from under-resourced families in Cambridge and surrounding communities. As part of the approach, East End House provides support services to a diverse population, from infants to seniors, to strengthen family and community.  East End House is committed to serving the evolving needs of its diverse community. To support the educational achievement and overall wellness of under-resourced children and families, East End House provides youth programs, wrap-around services, and community support programs to help children, individuals, and families thrive. More information on East End House’s programs and services can be found by going to