During the two week time period of July 26th through August 6th, 2010, ForRent.com participated in a back-to-school supply drive. The school supplies collected went to the Hampton Roads Corporate Volunteer Council’s (HRCVC) Back-to-School Drive, which will be distributed to children in the Norfolk, Virginia area school system. Dominion Enterprises-parent company of ForRent.com-participated in this drive, and ForRent.com helped bring in a total of 1,235 school supplies for the students. Items included were backpacks, loose leaf paper, notebooks, pens, glue sticks, colored pencils & markers, calculators, index cards and more!
Since 2000, the HRCVC donated filled backpacks to nonprofits who serve at-risk youth. The filled backpacks are donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Virginia, Seton Youth Shelters and Tidewater Youth Services Foundation. The backpacks are going to middle and high school at-risk students served by these nonprofits. The extra supplies, such as bottles of glue and crayons are being donated along with smaller backpacks to local Title 1 schools in the Hampton Roads area.
The purpose of the drive is to help unprivileged kids get a head start on the new school year. I know I can speak for all of ForRent.com employees when I state we are so glad to have been able to help!