Schoolwires® employees provide back-to-school supplies through SmartPack program
State College, Pennsylvania, August 10, 2012 – Schoolwires’ employees donated funds to purchase backpacks and essential school supplies to help out local families in Centre County as they prepare to send their children back to school.
Schoolwires delivered the backpacks and supplies to the Salvation Army, which will distribute them tomorrow through its Back-To-School Program in August. The Schoolwires’ program, called SmartPack, was initiated and funded by employees. This is the second year that Schoolwires’ employees have supported a campaign to purchase school supplies for children in the community.
"The support of Schoolwires helps us put backpacks and school supplies into the hands of families that need financial relief while supporting the educational development of children," said Captain Charles Niedermyer of the Salvation Army of State College.
“Schoolwires is dedicated to helping students succeed. Our employees took the initiative to make sure local students have basic materials, like pens, calculators and backpacks, to get the school year off to a good start,” said Christiane Crawford, Chief Executive Officer and President, Schoolwires. “I am proud of our employees and their efforts to support our local community.”
Schoolwires, Inc. provides a suite of technology products and related services to more than 1,300 educational entities, including K-12 school districts and schools in the United States and China. The company’s technologies are designed to foster community, student, teacher and parent engagement in the classroom, locally and internationally. Its solutions include an integrated website and content management system, a safe social learning and networking system, and an enterprise technology platform. Schoolwires brings together a district’s essential technologies, information, and content to effectively engage the K-12 community in support of district and student success. The company currently serves an estimated 10 million users and was recognized as one of the top privately held education companies for the fifth consecutive year by Inc magazine. Schoolwires was incorporated on April 5, 2000 and is headquartered in State College with offices in Beijing, China.
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Katie Kilfoyle Remis