Another incredible School Tools is in the books!
Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of United Way donors, hundreds of volunteers and our wonderful sponsors, more than 3,000 Greenville County students received backpacks, school supplies and community resources.
Saturday was more than a backpack distribution day—we had a blast celebrating the new school year with Greenville County families, complete with food trucks (thanks to Resident Dogs, Local Pie and Kona Ice), face paint, balloon art, crafts, Greenville Triumph and Liberty soccer, and more!
From Staunton Bridge to Greer to Simpsonville, this community showed up to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors. And we saw the powerful impact of your support in huge smiles and countless thank-you from children and their families. On behalf of all of them, we thank you.
School Tools would not be possible without our sponsors. First and foremost, thank you to Duke Energy for powering this year’s event and so much of what happened behind the scenes. Thank you to our hosts at Staunton Bridge Community Center, Greer Relief and Simpsonville Senior & Activity Center. Thank you Feed & Seed Co. for allowing us to use your space to build mountains of backpacks, and to Proterra for helping us get everything where it needed to be. And thank you to every other sponsor who supported us along the way: GE Vernova; Greenwood, Inc.; Humana; ITW Hartness; Lockheed Martin; ReWa; and Dodge Industrial – Greenville Plant.
Unfortunately, we know there are still some families who could use our help to get ready for the school year. Consider making a gift today to help us purchase additional backpacks and supplies in time for the start of school next week.
Your support of United Way is the driving force behind all we do. Thank you for stepping up to shape the future of our community. Because of you, thousands of Greenville County students will start school with the tools they need to achieve their full potential.