WESTWOOD, MA (August 2021) – University Station in Westwood, MA is partnering with School on Wheels of Massachusetts to host a School Supply Drive through Thursday, September 30, 2021. The mission of School on Wheels of Massachusetts is to support the academic, social, and emotional growth of students impacted by homelessness. Items of need include backpacks, pencils & pencil sharpeners, pencil pouches, hand sanitizers, large erasers, washable markers, composition notebooks and more. For a full listing of needed supplies, visit ShopUniversityStation.com.
All donations can be dropped off at the marked donation bin located at Starbucks. Virtual donations can be made at SOWMA.Org. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the educational support to Massachusetts students facing homelessness.
“School on Wheels of Massachusetts is grateful to University Station for hosting this much-needed school supply drive. This drive will greatly assist students impacted by homelessness to receive the supplies they need to succeed,” says Barbara Fox, Community Outreach Director for School on Wheels of Massachusetts.
About School on Wheels of Massachusetts
School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) was founded in 2004 to bring one-on-one academic support to children struggling to stay on track and in school while experiencing homelessness. Since the start of the 2020/2021 academic year, SOWMA has distributed more than 6,000 new customized, grade-level backpacks to children and at-risk youth living in 38 Massachusetts communities. Trained volunteers provide one-on-one tutoring to 280 students at 18 program site locations from Boston to the South Coast. The Bridge Mentoring Program provides 57 high school and college-age students with a volunteer mentor, who shepherds students through high school and onto post-secondary plans, including college, vocational training, and jobs.
University Station is a vibrant, mixed-used development in Westwood, Massachusetts combining unique retail, restaurant, residential and office uses. Located on University Avenue at Exit 13 on Route 128/I-95, University Station is adjacent to the Route 128 MBTA Commuter Rail/Amtrak Station. Anchored by Target, Wegmans and Nordstrom Rack, University Station features an exciting mix of restaurants and stores including Del Frisco’s Grille, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Not Your Average Joe’s, Casa Loca Mexican Cantina, Smashburger, Homesense, Michaels, Marshalls/HomeGoods, PetSmart, Ulta Beauty, and coming soon, Five Below. Courtyard by Marriott®, Life Time Athletic, Brigham & Women’s Health Care Center, Gables Residential (featuring 350 luxury apartments) and Bridges by Epoch (a memory care facility) are also at University Station. For more information, visit ShopUniversityStation.com.