CHICAGO, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees from Fifth Third Bank Chicago donated hundreds of dollars of school supplies and over 100 backpacks to help children start the school year off with the necessary tools for success. The items were donated in conjunction with NBC 5 Chicago's annual Back to School supply drive to benefit Chicago area students in need.
"On behalf of the 2200 employees of Fifth Third Bank in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, we are delighted to have participated in such a meaningful way today. So many of us, as parents ourselves, know how important it is for children to have the necessary tools in order to begin the new school year ready and prepared," said Nicole Johnson-Scales, SVP, community development, Fifth Third Bank Chicago.
"We are grateful to Fifth Third Bank and all the other community and corporate partners who helped us make today's school supply drive so successful," said Deborah O. Brown, community relations director, NBC 5 Chicago. "The young lives that will be positively impacted by today's effort and the generosity of so many people is inspiring."
Fifth Third Bank employees Andrew Hayes, Sankat Patel, Laura Shallow and Clarence Welton were at the TV studio at 5 a.m. to present all the donated supplies and backpacks to NBC 5 Chicago's on-air personality, Andy Avalos. "To help in such a meaningful way, makes me and my colleagues so very proud to work for Fifth Third Bank," said Clarence Welton, banking center manager, Fifth Third Bank, Shorewood, IL.
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