I wanted to share with you the opportunity that Grace, Sharon, Adriana and myself took part in on Saturday. Penny Lane Center, just a few blocks away in North Hills, works with kids from group homes, and families that may not have the resources needed to purchase Back to School supplies. We worked alongside many other volunteers, not only donating for some of the needed supplies (thanks Steve and Joe), but filling backpacks with pens, pencils, highlighters, notebooks, and then handing them out to kids from K – 12. The kids and their parents needed to attend a seminar on bullying, to be able to gain entrance into the giveaway, and then they were treated to Panda Express on their way out, after picking out their supplies.
It was really satisfying to see the looks on the kids faces, and meet many new people in the process. Thanks again to our teammates, giving of themselves on a day off!!!!
–Rob Bumgarner | Vice President, Finance/HR Director