East African Community Services (EACS) would like to extend a special Thank You to the Office Depot Foundation for a generous donation of 200 sackpacks incl. school supplies for the K-5th students enrolled in our After School and Summer Learning Programs. The Office Depot Foundation is celebrating the National Backpack Program’s 15th year of equipping children for success at school.
This year, EACS joined the following Seattle-based sackpack recipients: Emerson Elementary, Neighborhood House, Seattle Public Schools, and Solid Ground at the Office Depot Foundation’s Back-to-School Celebration on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Fardous Guled, RN and Prenatal Subcommittee Chair for the Somali Health Board, and Ashley Sheriff, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator for EACS, attended the event as representatives to receive the sackpack donations. Our agency and educational enrichment programs continue to be strengthened by the generosity, partnerships, and support of corporate foundations.