For Hometown News
PORT ST. LUCIE -
Since 1997, the Port St. Lucie Business Women have sponsored the United Way of St. Lucie County's school supplies for students program with a monetary donation.
This year, the Business Women voted to earmark money from its community action and grant fund to purchase 48 backpacks.
Each member was given a backpack to fill them with school supplies for underprivileged children. They may be business women, but they still enjoy shopping, especially when the results garner smiles and enthusiasm.
"We started the school supplies for students program 16 years ago to help prepare children to start the new school year excited to learn," said Cris Adams, vice president of Community Impact, United Way of St. Lucie County.
"Providing pencils, paper, notebooks and crayons gives these underserved children the tools they need to succeed in school and 'be like everyone else.'"
The Port St. Lucie Business Women is a professional organization dedicated to promoting the interests of business women and to serving the community in an effective way.
For more information, call (772) 201-5146, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pslbusinesswomen.com.