Student Organizes Backpack Donation Drive - New York News

Student Organizes Backpack Donation Drive

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Sophomore Jillian Hughes of Radnor High School is lending a helping hand to one Philadelphia school after hearing about the district's budget cuts.

Hughes collected over 400 backpacks to give to the students of the Andrew Jackson School and personally distributed them on the first day of school.

In addition to backpacks for the kids, Hughes also collected school supplies for the teachers at the school, who had not been given funding and therefore had to provide school supplies with their own money.

Hughes funded her cause largely through donations from former Eagles running back Brian Westbrook, as well as from family, friends, and her church.

Hughes joined FOX 29's Dawn Timmeney out at the school Monday morning as students were arriving for their first day of classes and receiving their backpacks.

"Handing out those backpacks was so rewarding, it was so worth it, to just say, here this is for you, I appreciate you and I hope you have a fantastic school year. To see all the smiles, oh my gosh it was awesome," says Jillian.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Gaggle Of Geese Making A Mess Of Emmaus Park

    Gaggle Of Geese Making A Mess Of Emmaus Park

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:18:37 GMT
    They may be Canada's least popular export: geese, or more exactly, goose droppings.
    They may be Canada's least popular export: geese, or more exactly, goose droppings.
  • VIDEO: Children Wed Parents During Self-Uniting Ceremony

    VIDEO: Children Wed Parents During Self-Uniting Ceremony

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:42:16 GMT
    Paul Resnik and Anne Marie Coughlin were married by their children at their home.
    Paul Resnik and Anne Marie Coughlin were married by their children at their home.
  • Ya Gotta Try This Tasting

    Ya Gotta Try This Tasting

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:34:59 GMT
    Join FOX 29's Mike Jerrick and the Good Day Philadelphia team for a tasty night of yummy treats benefiting local youth.You've all seen Mike's weekly "Ya Gotta Try This" segments on Good Day Philadelphia, where he visits local restaurants and eating establishments to try their signature, and sometimes, unusual, dishes. Now you have the chance to do the same at the "Ya Gotta Try This" Tasting, Thursday, October 2nd, 6:30 to 9:30, at the Independence Visitor Center, One North Independence Mall W...
    Join FOX 29's Mike Jerrick and the Good Day Philadelphia team for a tasty night of yummy treats benefiting local youth.You've all seen Mike's weekly "Ya Gotta Try This" segments on Good Day Philadelphia, where he visits local restaurants and eating establishments to try their signature, and sometimes, unusual, dishes. Now you have the chance to do the same at the "Ya Gotta Try This" Tasting, Thursday, October 2nd, 6:30 to 9:30, at the Independence Visitor Center, One North Independence Mall W...
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices