Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Valley Students Treated to Back-to-School Supplies

Students Receive Free School Supplies-Contributed Photo

DERBY- Members of the Corporate Volunteer Council gathered Thursday at Irving School to proudly send 134 students in great need, back to school in style and ready to learn. 

The students at Irving who participated in this program are some of the community’s most vulnerable, and in need of assistance to go back to school with all the necessary supplies, like notebooks, pencils, crayons, and backpacks.

Principal Jen Olson and her incredible staff were so appreciative of the support from Valley United Way and the Corporate Volunteer Council companies who contributed and could not say enough about the impact this will have on their students. 

When the students and their families arrived to meet with the company who sponsored them, the children smiled ear to ear with excitement for all of their new items. Many moms were brought to tears at the generosity, stating people will never know just how much this is helping their family. 

Each child received a bin filled with two complete outfits to start school in style, a pair of sneakers, a winter coat, and a backpack filled with every school supply imaginable. 
Director of the Volunteer Center and Corporate Volunteer Council Patricia Tarasovic said, “The generosity and kindness of the CVC with Back to School reflects the overall CVC mission of making the greatest impact.” 
As the Corporate Volunteer Council wraps up its 20th Anniversary, members can proudly say that to date, the Back to School Clothes for Kids Program has supported a total of 2,987 children and invested $604,940 in Valley youth.
Thank you goes to all of the companies who participated and made an impact in our community’s children.

To Join in the Fight for a Stronger Community and help Valley United Way reach its goal, visit or call 203-926-9478. 
Valley United Way is a registered 501(c)(3) organization proudly serving Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton.  
United Way fights for the health, education of financial stability of every person in every community.  
(This is a press release from Valley United Way) 

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