Since 2009, Fallon Ambulance Service has supported the Cradles to Crayons’ Ready for School campaign. This ever-expanding, annual program continues to support local children in need by getting them ready to learn from head to toe; offering them a chance to flourish in their learning environments - and in their lives.
To help alleviate the effects of poverty on school readiness, the Ready for School program distributes backpacks filled with new, age-appropriate school supplies and KidPacks filled with shoes, clothing, and more, to ensure that the children we serve arrive at school ready and excited to learn.
The Ready for School Back-Pack-A-Thon event aims to serve more than 30,000 disadvantaged students across the Commonwealth through partnerships with low-income school districts and local social service agencies. Fallon Ambulance Service has provided ambulance coverage to support this event as well as teams of FAS employee volunteers to help to fill the thousands of back-packs at the event.