It was a big weekend at Rising Ground! RG's Preventive Services program hosted a community barbecue and backpack drive in the Bronx, and New York delivered! Over 700 backpacks were collected and donated this year, doubling 2017's efforts, and putting plenty of smiles on the faces of bright and energetic children. The community's generosity didn't stop there. Rising Ground reports that a record number of school supplies were donated as well!
Companies like Hall Capital, Oath/Joey Logano Foundation, AT Kearney, Molod Spitz & Desantis, United Nations Federal Credit Union, EY, Google, Direct Mail of New York, A.T. Kearny, Medwellspa and Yoga Studio, Empire BCBS HealthPlus, Fidelity National Title Insurance, Pandora, Disney, and Margaery Ames, all made generous donations.
Now, 700 youngsters will start the school year with a fresh set of school supplies. That's something we can all celebrate!