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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Collects Record 733 Backpacks Filled with School Supplies

August 14th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Backpack Challenge

The real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty collected a record 733 backpacks filled with school supplies for children in Northeast Florida during its 16th Annual Backpack Challenge.

The backpacks and school supplies collected by the Northeast Florida real estate firm during the campaign were donated to students via The Bridge of Northeast Florida, Community Connections of Jacksonville, Operation New Hope, Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) in Jacksonville Beach, R.B. Hunt Elementary School and The Webster School in St. Augustine and Grove Park Elementary School in Orange Park.

“We are grateful to be able to play a role in ensuring that as many children as possible are prepared for educational success,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “The Backpack Challenge is something that our team looks forward to every year.”

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During the campaign, backpacks and school supplies were collected at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty offices throughout Northeast Florida. The backpacks were purchased for students in kindergarten through grade 12, and filled with school supplies such as pens, pencils, paper and notebooks. Numerous volunteers, including students from area high schools, assisted in assembling the backpacks.

“Words cannot express how much we appreciate the numerous donations and generous support we received from our team members and the community during The Backpack Challenge,” said Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “We know that beginning the school year with a new back pack filled with supplies makes a difference in the lives of children living in our communities, and this effort helps us accomplish that goal.”

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