Bank fills 1,400 backpacks with pens, paper and drive to succeed
City National Bank has collected over 1,400 backpacks filled with school supplies as part of its seventh annual Back-to-School Supplies Drive. The bank is donating the backpacks filled with supplies to 54 elementary and middle schools, and nonprofit organizations, including the Assistance League of Los Angeles and the Youth Policy Institute in Hollywood; and A Place Called Home and Carthay School of Environmental Studies Magnet in Los Angeles.
(photo courtesy of City National Bank)
This year’s drive surpassed the amount of school supplies collected by over 21 percent. It is also the fourth consecutive year that the bank has included backpacks pre-filled with school supplies, which also exceeded last year’s amount of 1,150 backpacks.
Additionally, the bank is teaching City National’s “Dollars + Sense” financial literacy program for students at the schools and organizations receiving backpacks. The program is for students in grades K-12 and offers information about banking and finance.
“Our Back to School Supplies Drive is driven by our colleagues who want to help at-risk students and schools,” said Jennifer Nickerson, vice president and community relations manager for City National Bank.
“It’s very heartwarming to see so many of our colleagues contributing to this wonderful outreach program that helps so many students and families in need. Our annual school supplies drive is just one of the many educational outreach programs City National provides to schools in the communities it serves.”
Students will receive erasers, highlighters, scissors, paper, colored pencils, folders, notebooks, pencil sharpeners, rulers, crayons, three-ring binders and more.