“The PRMI Giving Network allows us to expand upon PRMI’s community service efforts and will provide a companywide opportunity to participate in our corporate giving,” said David Zitting, Chief Executive Officer of PRMI. “Last year, I was proud that our first-ever companywide fundraising competition raised more than $152,000 and provided 1.67 million meals to people in need through ‘Feeding America’. This year, I know our partnership with The Kids In Need Foundation will be a great success that will help thousands of students nationwide.”
Sixteen million children in the U.S. come from families struggling with extreme poverty. The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.
“Giving back has always been in our DNA and putting a name to our outreach is something our company is thrilled about,” said Steve Chapman, Chief Financial Officer of PRMI. “Our hope for the PRMI Giving Network is to expand on our current efforts not just nationally, but globally.”
PRMI kicked off the KINF Backpack Challenge at its 8th Annual National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the end of the eight-week campaign, each branch office will get the opportunity to participate in the “PRMI Week of Giving,” which will donate thousands of backpacks filled with supplies to local low-income school districts across the country.
“It is tough for a student to learn without the appropriate tools in the classroom,” says Dave Smith, Executive Director of The Kids In Need Foundation. “We know that when kids have the school supplies they need, their interest in learning improves, and their self-esteem increases. Because of the generosity of the PRMI Giving Network, more students will have the school supplies they need to succeed this year. Most importantly, they will feel the intangible benefit of community support."