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Envolve wraps up backback drive

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Envolve employees drop off donated backpacks filled with school supplies at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region.

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From Contributed Reports

Friday, August 16, 2019

Envolve Benefit Options recently completed its fourth annual Back to School Backpack Drive.

Each backpack was fully stocked with the most common necessities such as a spiral notebook, loose leaf paper, three-ring binder, pack of crayons, glue sticks, highlighters, pack of yellow No. 2 pencils, pack of colored pencils and large pink erasers.

A backpack and supply drive is an easy way to have a profound impact on students and their learning experience. Many families are struggling. With high unemployment and more than 30 million students enrolled in the free and reduced meal programs, many parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be effective.

In addition, schools across the country are facing severe budget cuts and lack the funding to purchase necessary supplies. A brand new, fully-stocked backpack helps any child feel more comfortable and confident on their first day of school. By providing school supplies, local residents are supporting students, teachers and your local schools.

This year, between Envolve’s four office locations in Rocky Mount, Raleigh, Tampa, Fla., and Tempe, Ariz., Envolve employees raised a total of 441 fully stocked backpacks. These donations are solely from employee contributions. Rocky Mount employees contributed a total of 158 fully stocked backpacks. Those backpacks were donated to the Boys & Girls Club Tar River Region, Communities in Schools, My Sister’s House, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools and Peacemakers.

The Raleigh office donated their backpacks to Raleigh Rescue Mission, the Tampa, office donated theirs to the Boy & Girls Club of Largo and the Tempe office donated theirs to the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Phoenix.

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