Help us reach our goal by coming in to stuff bags for our kids!
SOWMA is in the process of filling 1,300 backpacks for students impacted by homelessness, and we need YOUR help. Volunteer opportunities available: Monday – Thursday 10 am – 12 pm and 2pm –4pm.
If you are unable to volunteer but would still like to help by making a donation, our greatest need right now is high quality new backpacks for kids grades K-12!
Claudio and Brian from WB Mason made a huge delivery today at our new headquarters in East Bridgewater. WB Mason's generous donation of school supplies including: scientific calculators, one subject notebooks, folders, markers, glue sticks, rulers, and more will help us kick off our "Summer Backpack Project." This summer SOWMA volunteers will prepare over 1,200 backpacks fully stocked with supplies donated by WB Mason. Since 2008 WB Mason has donated thousands of dollars of educational supplies to help our students find success in school despite having no place to call home.
BS, Suffolk University
It is Zack again, and I have my final trip update for you... my trip to the coastal city Busan.
This time I went solo, but that didn't change the fact that it was incredibly amazing. The places I went to were, specifically, Busan Tower, Haeundae beach, and Gwangalli Bridge/Beach. The areas around these places looked incredible--I felt like I was living in a future city. The buildings must have definitely cost fortunes to build, but they are hot-spot areas to live in. Near Haeundae Beach there was a festival going on, which I didn't know was happening. It was interesting, because people were sculpting these amazing portraits out of sand and there some talent shows. There were many other foreigners at this beach and it was very refreshing to simply see and smell the surrounding sea. I will say that this was a great trip to sign-off my stay in Korea. Now, it’s all about finishing classes and work, and coming back to the US on June 16th!! I feel sad to leave, but at the same time, I’m eager to return, work hard, and continue towards my graduation and path of success.
On the very rainy evening of Wednesday, May 4, 2016 School on Wheels tutors and volunteers gathered for a dinner in their honor at the Bridgewater Vets Club. Guests enjoyed socializing and sharing stories and good feelings about their experiences working with students at SOWMA’s tutoring sites over the past year or collecting, sorting, and preparing donated school supplies at SOWMA headquarters.