2013 BackPack Attack Supply Drive
It’s back to school time already! DOZ collected school supplies during the month of July for the 2013 BackPack Attack school supply drive. On July 24th and July 30th, DOZ employees went down to the IUPUI surplus warehouse to help count, sort, and pack up supplies donated by many firms in Indianapolis.
Each year, Indy BackPack Attack collects school supplies for Indy’s most underprivileged school children. According to Indy BackPack Attack, close to 90% of families in the IPS school system cannot afford the basic supplies their children need for school each year. This results in unnecessary pressure on teachers to spend their own money to equip their students with necessary tools. Also, students without the necessary supplies tend to fall behind in classes compared to their peers who are more prepared. BackPack Attack collects, sorts, and distributes the supplies collected from Indiana businesses and individuals to the local schools.
Thanks to all DOZ employees who contributed to the supply donations this year!
To learn more about Indy BackPack Attack, visit: http://www.indybackpackattack.org/About-US.html