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O&R Awards $15,000 for Needy Kids' School Supplies

Since 2001, Firm Has Given Over $100,000 to this Effort

Orange & Rockland has donated $15,000 to help support People to People’s Back to School with Dignity effort this year, a program that since 1994 has sent thousands of Rockland County’s needy children back to school each year ready to succeed.

O&R has contributed over $100,000 to this program since 2001.The program expects to distribute about 2,000 backpacks full of school supplies this year.

O&R’s Director of Regional and Community Affairs Neil Winter, the vice president of the People to People Board of Directors, said, “These tools for school can help these students build a bright and enduring future, one in which they and their families can grow and prosper.”

People to People allocates nearly $94,000 in funding and other resources to this program each year. Contributions of new school supplies – including backpacks, binders, calculators and two-pocket folders – and financial donations are still needed.

School supplies can be dropped off at People to People, 121 West Nyack Road in Nanuet, Monday through Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Financial contributions can be made online by going to People to People's website.

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