Kelley Backpacks volunteers, from left to right, Scott Pascal, Alison Little, Heather Busick and Anne Barnard, with some backpacks and a sampling of items that fill them.
Fourth-year medical student Heather Busick and second-year medical students Alison Little and Anne Barnard talked about the Kelley Backpack program in a Worcester Telegram & Gazette article on Monday, Dec. 19. Members of Kelley House prepare backpacks filled with age- and gender-specific items and toys to be given to children who are taken from their homes and placed in foster care.
Phillip O. Fournier, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health, is the academic advisor for the program.
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