Chamber Partners with Local Business to Support Operation Backpack
For the third year, Robertson Packaging Supply, Inc., stepped up to support Operation Backpack, a McDowell County Schools project. Owners Brandon and Sarah Whitson were excited to once again partner with the Chamber and impact the local school-aged children and classrooms. The team at RPSI worked diligently with Melanie Duncan, project coordinator, to identify and locate hard-to-find items. On Tuesday, August 3rd, RPSI delivered $1,211 in supplies to McDowell County Schools, including 144 toothbrushes and 240 toothpastes for students. The McDowell Chamber provided RPSI with a $500 donation.The goal of Operation Backpack is to provide all K-12 underprivileged children in McDowell County Public Schools with a new backpack and school supplies. Although the majority of the supplies are usually distributed during the few weeks prior to school starting, students are supplied year-round as needed.
If you are interested in getting involved, donations are accepted year round. Checks should be written and mailed to:
The Endowment Fund
re: Operation Backpack
334 S. Main St.
Marion, NC 28752
For more information about this project, please call Melanie Dunham at 828-652-4535 x 106 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.