UnitedHealthCare will give out free backpacks to students on Aug. 31 at Greenbridge
UnitedHealthcare is donating 3,500 backpacks to community organizations in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods across Washington, including White Center on Aug. 31 at Greenbridge.
Friday, Aug. 31, 4-6:30 p.m.
Greenbridge Promise Back to School Event
Address Greenridge Plaza 8th Ave SW & 99th Ave SW
White Center, Wash.
The community organizations will give the backpacks to children enrolled in their programs to help them prepare in time for the new school year, which in many Washington neighborhoods begins in late August or early September. The donated backpacks will also help schools, bringing some economic relief to teachers who often spend money out of pocket to supply their classrooms.
*Note: children can sign up at the event and backpacks will be given out to those who register until they are gone.
“Teachers and families are feeling the pinch just like everyone else, so these much-needed supplies will be well-received, appreciated and put to great use in our schools,” said Kate Smith, executive director of Centro Latino of Pierce County, one of the community organizations where donations will be made this month.
“UnitedHealthcare is partnering with community organizations across Washington to give children in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods school supplies that will help prepare them for the new school year,” said Doug Bowes, president of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Washington. “We believe a strong commitment to education is a key building block to children’s lifelong health and well-being.”
UnitedHealthcare is donating the backpacks to organizations through the remainder of August. For each event, families and children will be provided free backpacks and school supplies. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Washington partners will be distributing the packs. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Washington will also have information available about the Healthy Options Medicaid health insurance plan.