MILWAUKEE, Thursday, August 27, 2015 — Nearly 650 Milwaukee elementary school students have new backpacks filled with school supplies for the new school year, thanks to a donation today from the Milwaukee area AT&T Pioneers.
The AT&T Pioneers visited seven Milwaukee schools to donate the new backpacks and school supplies as part of their annual “Tools for Learning Project.” Each year, the Pioneers work to raise money, purchase supplies, and stuff backpacks to help needy students start the school year fully supplied and ready to learn.
“Through our Tools for Learning Project, the AT&T Pioneers are making sure hundreds of students have the supplies they need to achieve and succeed in the classroom,” said Scott T. VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin. “For some families, shopping for new backpacks and school supplies is not always an option. The AT&T Pioneers have stepped up to help these students have the tools they need to be successful in school.”
Members of the Broadway AT&T Pioneers chapter donated backpacks and supplies to the following seven Milwaukee elementary schools:
- Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
- Brown Street Academy
- Clarke Street School
- Elm Creative Arts
- Manitoba School
- Silver Spring Elementary
“These backpacks and supplies will help hundreds of Milwaukee students be prepared for the new school year and be successful in the classroom,” said State Senator Nikiya Harris Dodd (D-Milwaukee). “I applaud volunteers like the AT&T Pioneers for stepping up to meet the needs of our students.”
Last year, the Pioneers donated nearly 617 backpacks to 5 elementary schools in the Milwaukee area. The AT&T Pioneers are a local organization of employees and retirees who volunteer their time to various community causes.
For more information, contact:
Jessica Erickson, AT&T Wisconsin