Members from Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. (PRMI) recently distributed 2,900 backpacks to six elementary schools across the nation in partnership with the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF). PRMI delivered the backpacks, each filled with 21 new school supplies, to students in Arizona, Hawaii, Maryland, Ohio and Utah.
“These kinds of donations go beyond just the practical implications of giving,” said Thomas Luthy, Assistant Principal of Jackson Elementary in Salt Lake City. “PRMI is acting as a partner in our efforts not only to improve the lives of our children but also to build up positive relations in our community. This is one more way Jackson feels supported by the people who work and live around us.”
Overall, PRMI team members raised nearly $90,000 during PRMI Giving Network’s
eight-week nationwide fundraising campaign. In addition to the backpack giveaways, the funds will be distributed by KINF to its Teacher Resource Centers, where teachers will receive the needed school supplies for their students. Last year, the Kids In Need Foundation assisted 180,000 teachers and 5.4 million students in some of the most challenged communities across the country.
“This donation ensures that more boys and girls are prepared to enter the second semester of their school year with the tools they need to learn and succeed in the classroom,” said Dave Smith, Executive Director, Kids In Need Foundation. “Our studies show that when students have school supplies, they are more engaged in school, and their attendance improves. We want to thank PRMI for their generous donation.”
Dave Zitting, CEO of PRMI, said, “PRMI’s Week of Giving was a great success due to our partnership with the Kids In Need Foundation. Educational advancement is crucial in creating a brighter future for our children and we are honored that our team members were able to provide these essential school supplies to thousands of students across the nation. This was a one-of-a-kind experience we were grateful to have.”