CARNEGIE, Pa., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PNC Bank cares about giving back to its communities in a direct hands-on way, and was happy to help when approached by The Salvation Army to support this year's back-to-school backpack program. Through the support provided by PNC Bank, 800 needy kids will return to school well prepared and ready to learn. New backpacks containing a variety of necessary school supplies will be distributed by The Salvation Army for disadvantaged students in kindergarten through 8th grade. This is the first year that PNC Bank is sponsoring the program.
Early on the morning of Thursday, August 11th, PNC Bank employees will prepare to hand out backpacks to children at The Salvation Army's Homewood Worship and Service Center at 8020 Frankstown Road, where over 100 children from Allegheny County will be served. The remaining 679 backpacks will be distributed throughout the 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division at various Salvation Army Worship and Service Center locations.
"Offering children their own set of school supplies gets them excited about the school year and provides a stake in their own success. PNC welcomes the opportunity to work with The Salvation Army to make these backpacks available to so many deserving children across Western Pennsylvania," said Stephanie Cipriani, Market Manager, PNC Community Development Banking for Pittsburgh. "Working together, we can help hundreds of children get the right start to school this fall."
Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army was founded in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 127 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log onto www.wpa.salvationarmy.org. The Salvation Army … Doing the most good…. for the most people . . . in the most need.
PHOTO OPS: Thursday, August 11 - 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
The Salvation Army Homewood Worship and Service Center @ 8020 Frankstown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Phone: 412-242-1434
121 children will be served at this location:
Homewood Brushton – 30 children
McKeesport – 10 children
Steel Valley – 10 children
Westside – 20 children
Northside – 25 children
Braddock – 10 children
Pittsburgh Temple – 16 children
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SOURCE The Salvation Army