CISNC’s “Build A Backpack” Campaign Ends Its Second Year With Greater Success
October 08, 2012
Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC), part of the leading dropout prevention network in the nation that is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life, today announces the results of the 2012 “Build A Backpack” back-to-school supply drive. In collaboration with Walmart, the “Build A Backpack” drive seeks to collect school supplies for economically-disadvantaged students across North Carolina.
In its second year, the campaign exhibited improvement over the pilot year in every measurable aspect. The value of donated items, purchased by Walmart shoppers, more than doubled from $162,850.71 to $356,931.08. Likewise, 1,345 volunteers helped with the distribution of supplies, compared to 584 last year—a 130 percent improvement. Finally, 62,494 students in 889 schools and other sites were the recipients of these supplies, as compared to 37,378 students in 526 sites last year. Elementary, middle and high school students across North Carolina received these school supplies that are so essential for the start of the new school year.