MARBLEHEAD — A grassroots organization based in Marblehead is conducting the annual SPUR Student Success Back-To-School Drive.

Community members and businesses are invited to make a tax-deductible donation that will provide needed supplies and backpacks to nearly 600 children in Lynn, Marblehead, Salem and Swampscott.

Options include purchasing a backpack and supplies for a kindergartner through second-grader ($56.35); a backpack and supplies for a third- through fifth-grader ($62.48); a backpack and supplies for a sixth- through 12th-grader ($73.51); a backpack exclusively ($31.22); or school supplies exclusively ($38.46).

Interested sponsors can mail checks to SPUR to P.O. Box 1274, Marblehead, MA 01945, with "backpack drive" in the memo, or donate online at

For more information about SPUR, visit or call 781-451-7787.



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