Since 1999, Indy BackPack Attack has formed strategic community collaborations with Central Indiana organizations and businesses and has made it our mission to collect school supplies to provide children the tools they need to succeed in school. It’s reported that 80% percent of families in the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) system need help with basic school supplies. With the help of local organizations and businesses, Indy BackPack Attack has collected more than 3.5 million school supplies since 1999!
Sara Griffin, co-chair of Indy Backpack Attack stated, “Indy BackPack Attack is very grateful to receive a $5,000 grant from Indiana Members Credit Union. This money will help us continue to get students the supplies they need to be successful. We are grateful
to Indiana Members Credit Union for awarding this grant, and making opportunities possible for the students in Central Indiana.”
In 2014, Indiana Members Credit Union and its employees, devoted more than 15,600 hours in community service and provided more than $125,000 in charitable giving to the communities it serves.
Mandy Emery, vice president of community involvement at Indiana Members Credit Union stated, “To stay productive and focused in class it’s important for children to have the right tools. Indiana Members Credit Union takes pride in helping children start school out with the school supplies needed to do exactly that.”
For more information about Indy BackPack Attack or to make a tax deductible donation please visit: www.indybackpackattack.org or call 317-554-8229, Indy BackPack Attack Coordinator, Ashley Perry.
About Indy BackPack Attack
Since 1999, Indy BackPack Attack has formed strategic community collaborations with Central Indiana organizations and businesses and has made it our mission to collect school supplies to provide children the tools they need to succeed in school. Indy BackPack Attack has partnered with the United Way of Central Indiana on school supply drives in the surrounding counties. For more information, please visit Indy BackPack Attack online at www.indybackpackattack.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @BackPackAttack.