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Bank of America packs 1,000 book bags filled with school supplies for Baltimore City students

Posted: 12:41 PM, Aug 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-20 12:42:45-04
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BALTIMORE — It's back to school time and Bank of America has contributed in a big way for the students in Baltimore City.

Bank of America employees volunteered their time to pack 1,000 backpacks with school supplies for city students in need.

“Bank of America believes in our youth in Baltimore City and our hope is that these backpacks will provide some of the basic tools these students need to be successful as they begin their year,” said Bank of America Market Manager Janet Currie.

These backpacks and schools supplies will be delivered to Armistead Gardens and Sandtown-Winchester Achievement Academy on Tuesday to get them ready to have a successful 2019-2020 school year.

“We have amazing students and teachers – and this volunteer and partnership effort with Bank of America allows them to be well resourced and kick off the school year in a strong way,” said City Schools Chief Communications and Community Engagement Officer Tina Hike-Hubbard. “This is an outstanding way for corporations to get involved with the district."

Bank of America has invested $625,000 to Baltimore City nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations.