The Pack-A-Back program, now in its twelfth year, provided 3,000 backpacks in 2015, thanks to the generous efforts of hundreds of volunteers and several area businesses. The program is organized by Sacred Heart Community Services, a San Jose nonprofit, and supported by Mentor Discover Inspire (MDI), a nonprofit organization of men from the U.S. and Canada.
In partnership with the nonprofit agencies dedicated to families and education, Intel will donate time and funds to send thousands of local children to school next fall with backpacks filled with school supplies.
“Intel is proud to make a difference in the lives of students,” says Grace Davis, Director of Global Public Affairs. “One of Intel’s core values is to be an asset to the communities in which we invest – nothing exemplifies this better than supporting the mission of education.”
Global Public Affairs strives to build stronger local communities by supporting initiatives like these at multiple sites across the nation. Providing resources to underserved schools is just one way Intel demonstrates its value and continues to build long lasting relationships in the community.
“Intel is our largest corporate sponsor this year and their employees are incredibly passionate about community service. We’re lucky to have them as a partner in providing backpacks and school supplies to underserved children so they have the opportunity to learn, succeed and follow their dreams,” said Nathan Merlin, MDI Pack-a-Back Campaign Manager.
The project is seeking more volunteers and sponsors such as Intel.
More information about the project and how you or your company can help is available at the Pack-a-Back website at www.packaback.org.