BIC Graphic North America Donates More than 55,000 Items to Support Students
BIC Graphic North America, Clearwater, Fla., continues to support long-standing donation partnerships in its local communities with a recent donation of 55,176 items to organizations benefiting students and educators. Contributions in both Florida and Minnesota included more than 3,000 backpacks, as well as a variety of notebooks, earbuds, headphones, power banks, writing instruments, sport bottles and more.
Partnering with the United Way, BIC Graphic North America gave 400 backpacks to its annual school supply drive in Red Wing, Minn. In Sleepy Eye, Minn., BIC Graphic donated 500 sport bottles to the United Way of the Brown County Area after the organization was alerted that many area schools were not permitting the use of water fountains due to COVID-19. The supplier also provided backpacks, lunch boxes and school supplies to their “Stuff the Backpacks” school supply drive.
This marks the second year BIC Graphic North America has worked with Marjorie’s Hope out of Port Richey, Fla., this year donating more than $61,000 worth of items for local students. Marjorie’s Hope provides children a strong foundation for a happy and successful life by meeting needs for educational supplies, toys and other necessities. BIC Graphic and other community supporters will fill 2,500 backpacks with additional items as part of the organization’s “Back to School” program. BIC Graphic also donated 1,000 back-to-school items to students attending Pinellas County Schools.
“One way our employees have chosen to give back to our communities is through supporting early childhood education,” Melissa Ralston, chief marketing officer for BIC Graphic North America, said. “Our hope is that these donations will leave a positive, lasting memory for students during this time of uncertainty so they can focus on learning.”
BIC Graphic also donated 220 Koozie Picnic Koolers to the senior class of Red Wing High School in the spring. The coolers were part of a gift pack for students whose senior year was cut short due to COVID-19, and were handed out to seniors during a parade last month.
For more information on BIC Graphic North America, visit www.bicgraphic.com.