AAMA and World Vision fill 500 backpacks with supplies for in-need children

Date: 1 October 2014
Source: AAMA
During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2014 Fall Conference, volunteers rolled up their sleeves and filled backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a Title I elementary school in the Denver area.

A total of 500 backpacks were filled and distributed during the event. 

After including hand-written notes of encouragement for the current academic year, volunteers traveled to the school to distribute the backpacks in person. This event was coordinated in partnership with World Vision , a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities to help them reach their full potential. World Vision does this by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. AAMA and World Vision have been working together since February 2012.

“Education is extremely important to AAMA,” says Rich Walker, AAMA’s president and CEO. “We support World Vision’s mission, and we’re thankful for our volunteers who worked hard to help children in the Denver area get this school year off to a brighter start.”

A Title I area school is designated as such for having a poverty level at or above 40 percent. Children attending Title I schools are typically in homes where the household income is under $23,000 per year. AAMA member companies and personal contributors collectively donated $11,000 to sponsor 500 backpacks.

“AAMA continued their social responsibility outreach during their Fall Conference by sponsoring backpacks filled with school supplies for children at Hodgkins Elementary and FM Day Elementary Schools in Denver,” says Mary Garcia, corporate relations director at World Vision. “World Vision's partnership with AAMA continues to make a significant impact to build hope here at home for children and families in financial distress.”

More information about AAMA and its activities can be found via the AAMA Media Relations page or on the AAMA website, http://www.aamanet.org.


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Date: 1 October 2014
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