After a week-long fundraising drive, the Customer Contact Center donated more than 100 backpacks to the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS). The contribution will help ensure that PPS students, who otherwise would not be able to purchase school supplies on their own, are prepared for the upcoming school year.
Throughout the week of Aug. 6, Customer Contact Center employees were invited to participate by making small donations to wear clothing matching the day’s theme, such as fluorescent colors and black and gold. In addition to the themed days, employees also hosted a bake sale.
April Dutrieuille, Customer Service Representative, learned about the opportunity to assist students after noticing similar efforts from another Pittsburgh company. She then decided to organize a fundraising drive at DLC with help from Samantha Fay, Supervisor, Contact Center, Heather Meyers, Administrative Coordinator and other Customer Contact Center employees.
“PPS students deserve to start the school year prepared with the supplies they need to be successful,” said Dutrieuille. “After learning more about the program, I knew our employees could help make an impact.”
At the end of the week, thanks to the Customer Contact Center’s efforts, employees from across the Company helped raise $800, which was used to purchase the backpacks.
“The results were overwhelming and better than any of us imagined,” said Fay. “April and I learned a lot from the fundraiser, and would like to do this annually with a goal of raising more money for the children each year!”
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