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BackPack Attack 2016

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Children throughout Indianapolis are eager to head back to school but this time of year proves to be stressful for parents who cannot afford to purchase the required school supplies. A staggering majority of Central Indiana families cannot afford school supplies and teachers often purchase classroom supplies out of their pocket. Indy Backpack Attack aims to provide relief and support by distributing collected supplies to families in need. F.A. Wilhelm Construction is proud to partner with United Way and Indy Backpack Attack for the 2016 Annual Backpack Attack drive.

Stat5Employees at Wilhelm Construction brought in supplies filling donation boxes to the brim. Wilhelm employees helped to package and deliver the collected items to the Indy Backpack Attack supply warehouse. Thomas Jacoby, Virtual Construction Engineer, shared his experience “It is always rewarding to participate in the annual Backpack Attack knowing how much it helps underserved students in the area. It is great to know you are helping youth by giving them the basic supplies they need to succeed in school and in life so that they may one day be able to help the communities they grow up in.”

In addition to its involvement in backpack attack Wilhelm supports local charities such as Rebuilding Together, Habitat for Humanity, and College Mentors for Kids.

 

 

 

GRAPHICS SOURCE: Indy BackPack Attack  |  The Washington Post  |   NCES   |  The Journal 

 

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