In partnership with Memorial Presbyterian Church and Food Lion Corporate Office, Charlotte Area Fund hosted a Volunteer Day Backpack Initiative at Memorial Presbyterian Church. The group packed 358 backpacks for the children of University Park Elementary School and Bruns Academy. All backpacks included age appropriate books, mask for children and parents, sanitizer, hand wipes, personal items, school supplies, and water bottles. COVID workbooks for the children and COVID Safety information in English and Spanish were also provided.
Backpacks were distributed in Nov. 2020 during a back-to-school service fair. CAF was joined by Memorial Presbyterian Church and Food Lion to not only supply students with educational materials but to promote supportive and workforce development services to parents and grandparents. View More