Published On: Fri, Aug 19th, 2022

Boys & Girls Clubs of PBC Collects over 2,500 Backpacks in Back-to-school drive

The GL Homes and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Back To School Drive ended successfully with over 2,500 backpacks stuffed with essential school supplies collected and distributed to 17 Boys & Girls Clubs located throughout Palm Beach County. Due to strong support from community partners, all Boys & Girls Club members are well equipped to achieve during the 2022-2023 school year.

“GL Homes is thrilled to have partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County for the second year for the Back-To-School Drive, as we believe in education and academic success,” said GL Homes Senior Director of Community Relations Sarah Alsofrom. “We will continue to forward the mission of helping children reach their full potential.”

The GL Homes and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Back To School Drive started June 1 and ran through August 1. Over 50 community partners participated in the drive to help rally the community to support local children and families. Partners included Tropical Shipping, The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Seacoast Bank, Starbucks and many more. The drive concluded with an exciting Stuff the Bus event in collaboration with WAY-FM 88.1 and Tropical Smoothie.

“Thanks to the overwhelming support of GL Homes and community partners, all of our Club members received a backpack filled with school essentials for the new school year,” said President and CEO Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Jaene Miranda. “With the current inflation challenges for families and an increasing historic achievement gap caused by the pandemic, it’s important that we provide Club members with the materials needed to be successful.”

The GL Homes and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Back To School Drive is an annual drive that encourages the community to collect the school supplies necessary for low-income elementary, middle and high school students to achieve academically. With 95% of Club members living at or below the federal poverty level, many Club members would not be able to start the school year with the necessary tools to achieve in the classroom without a successful Boys & Girls Club back-to-school drive.

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