DEVON, PA — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, REALTORS® and the Trident Group’s Fox & Roach/Trident Charities’ 17th annual “Ready for Learning” backpack challenge reached an amazing total of $96,958 donated to participating organizations to provide 5,382 filled backpacks.
The sales associates from the West Chester, Kennett Square, Chadds Ford, Exton, Unionville and Jennersville Offices contributed 240 backpacks. “The company’s continued level of compassion, caring and giving back to children from unhoused or low-income families is truly inspiring,” states Kassie Erb, president, Fox & Roach/Trident Charities. “We continue to provide basic school supplies and backpacks so these children have a real chance to learn and succeed,” she adds.
The BHHS Fox & Roach executive team also adds a donation match, this year in the amount of $7,100 to purchase an additional 355 backpacks for children returning to school for the 2022-2023 year! Backpacks were distributed to children through 180+ area social services agency partners, including Cradles to Crayons, in Philadelphia; as well as key Chester County organizations including Creative Health Services, Community Volunteers in Medicine and Home of the Sparrow, to name a few.
“Our annual backpack drive is an important and gratifying project for our company. Assisting unhoused and low-income families and children in the communities we serve is a valuable community service,” adds Larry Flick V, CEO, BHHS Fox and Roach/The Trident Group. “This drive would not have been possible without the incredible generosity and teamwork of our sales professionals, employees, executives and communities. We are so grateful to everyone for continuing to support children in need across our region, especially when times are tough for so many,” Flick continues.
Since 2006 the BHHS Fox & Roach/Trident family has donated over 58,291 backpacks and supplies, totaling more than $776,000. In addition to all the donations of money and school supplies, more than 95 employees, executives and sales associates from the company also donated their time, helping to fill 50,000 backpacks at Cradles to Crayons Backpacks-A-Thons in Philadelphia and Delaware on August 10 and September 14, 2022.
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