The Turnbow Foundation, a Mesa-based foundation committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and their families through charitable giving, academic scholarships and access to career training, will donate up to $5,000 to Save the Family to match the value of backpack and school supplies donations this summer. For every backpack donated The Turnbow Foundation will donate $10. For every full supply kit they will donate $15. For a fully supplied backpack with all the specified items Turnbow will give $25.
“Our mission and that of Save the Family are complementary and supporting the backpack drive fulfills both,” said Turnbow Foundation President Tom Bambury, who also is Vice President of the Save the Family board of directors and Controller at ON Semiconductor. “Working together, we can ensure that even more children are ready for school when the summer break is over.”
Beginning June 6 and running through July 22, Save the Family is collecting backpacks with school supplies for children being served by the nonprofit organization to be ready for the start of school. Backpacks can be loaded with general school supplies or filled with supplies for specific grades based on lists provided by Save the Family. Please see the links below for school supplies specific to age groups. If you are looking to purchase more than $500 worth of backpacks and supplies please visit Kits for Kidz (http://www.kitsforkidz.org/our-products/) and have them shipped directly to Save the Family!
As a special bonus, individuals or groups who donate $500 and above either in a monetary donation or in supplies will be entered into a drawing to attend our Back 2 School Bash and help hand out backpacks to our children!
Backpack donations can be dropped off at Save the Family at 125 E. University during business hours.
For questions about how you can add your gift to the challenge, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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List of school supplies needed by grade:
“This is an effective and important collaboration for the children and families we serve,” said Save the Family CEO Jacki Taylor. “When the children go to school with all the supplies they need, their focus can be on learning.”