WYFCS and Local Chambers of Commerce Asking for Items for New Teacher Welcome Bags

apple on textbooks and chalkboard with "Welcome New Teachers!"

For the first time, Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, in partnership with the Greater Ocean City, Ocean PinesBerlin and Snow Hill Chambers of Commerce are asking for donations to fill bags for the new teachers of Worcester County. WYFCS is encouraging local businesses and non-profits to give helpful items for the upcoming school year.

Many of these teachers are new to the area. We feel it is important to make them feel welcome as well as educate them on our area businesses and our community at-large. It also serves as a free advertising campaign for businesses choosing to donate.

We are requesting 100 items per business to place into the bags. Accepted donations include advertising pieces, coupons, promotional products, or goods with a company logo. Suggested items include: planners, sunscreen, hand sanitizers, chapsticks, sharpies, USB drives, koozies, promotional sunglasses, hats, binders, folders, coupons, discounts, gift cards, even candy or mints! We want to get teachers into your businesses and learn about their county.

Those interested in donating should deliver items to the WYFCS offices no later than August 15. The offices are located at 124 North Main Street, Suite C, in Berlin, MD 21811.

We are also requesting volunteers for the “bag stuffing” event on August 16 at 12 p.m. in the Ray (located within WYFCS offices.) Lunch will be provided.

For more information, call Morgan Coulson, Communications Coordinator at (410) 641-4598 or email her at [email protected], or by contacting your local Chamber of Commerce: Berlin: (410) 641-4775 or [email protected]; Greater Ocean City:(410) 213-0552 or [email protected]; Snow Hill: (410) 334-0104 or [email protected]; Ocean Pines: (410) 641-5306 or [email protected].