The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) and World Vision partnered to donate more than 200 backpacks filled with school supplies for students at Parker Community Academy in Chicago.
The academy is one of 250 active partners supported through the Word Vision Storehouse of Chicago. World Vision is a humanitarian organization helping children, families and their community overcome poverty and injustice.
“Since 1981, World Vision has worked to create environments in which all children are healthy, educated, cared for, protected, thriving and participating in their communities throughout the U.S.,” says Jack Laverty, World Vision director of corporate engagement. “Ensuring that students have the proper school tools to succeed in the classroom is paramount, especially to those students in urban environments such as Chicago. These backpacks will help our students feel confident and prepared for school every day.”
The backpacks will also be distributed throughout the remainder of the school year to multiple schools, says the FGIA.
“It’s not uncommon for a student to go through more than one backpack or use up the supplies provided in them as the year progresses,” says Laverty. “We also see students transition from one school or community to another, and supplies are needed in the move.”