Back to School backpack fundraiser

Muleskinners RC Watertown begins August with an initiative to ensure local students are positioned for success.

As part of our commitment to community outreach, Muleskinners RC Watertown is excited to announce our first large-scale initiative for a better community. As our children prepare to head back to school next month, we understand the significant burden families face in the current economic situation. We’re opening a public campaign to help ensure that our local children do not suffer due to struggling wages, high fuel costs, and the effects of inflation. Our goal is to provide quality backpacks filled with school supplies to local students through the Watertown public school system.

Each donation will ensure that a child is prepared to learn and grow as a contributing member of our community and will help alleviate the burden often placed on parents and teachers to supply children with necessary supplies. According to state data, there are approximately 3,895 students enrolled in Watertown Schools. In grades K-8, there are 2,841 children. Within our school district, it is estimated that 75% of the students enrolled meet criteria that qualify them as “Economically Disadvantaged.” Understanding this data would mean that over 2,000 children in our area could benefit from some community help.

As many have seen in our short existence, Muleskinners was formed to help this community. We aspire to provide 2,000 backpacks filled with supplies to local students before opening the 2022-2023 school year, and we’re off to a good start with a donation of 100 supply-filled bags from European Motors, LLC and Roadside Warriors, LLC. Now we’re looking to the community members to help us do more. Individuals and businesses alike can help the Muleskinners reach this important goal. To donate and participate in the Muleskinners 2022 Backpack Drive, visit our website, www.muleskinnersny.com, and click the donate tab. If your business would like to help sponsor the initiative, contact us directly at (315)775-8338 or at info@muleskinnersny.com

Brett Goodman
President
Muleskinners RC Watertown
Muleskinners New York, Inc.

Muleskinners RC Watertown is a recreational motorcycle riding club comprised of local business owners and community members, with a primary mission of providing not-for-profit support to community organizations and the citizens of the greater Watertown, NY area.