Thanks to the generosity of nationally known transportation company C R England Inc and other transportation industry partners, students of the United Independent School District in Laredo TX will be ready to start off the new school year on the right track.
That’s because the companies joined to donate 600 backpacks, each with a voucher to purchase school supplies.
The items were given out July 25 at the school district’s Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex Auditorium. Students were delighted to receive a brand-new backpack, and parents were equally pleased to have a voucher to buy their child supplies for the new school year.
This is the third year in a row that C R England has led the donation of the much-needed school items. It was also these efforts that encouraged other local businesses to consider helping local students.
“As responsible corporate citizens, it is important to set the example and give back to a community that has been so supportive of our industry,” said David Akers, C R England president–Mexico at a press conference. “This donation directly benefits young students in the community and their families. Our hope is to encourage other businesses to think of how they can make a difference for their community.”
UISD Board Vice-President Juan Roberto Ramirez thanked the various companies for their support of students.
“This donation of backpacks and school supply vouchers greatly helps our students and their families because it places emphasis on education,” he said. “These sponsors want to see our students succeed with the ‘tools’ they have donated to them.”
The business donors received a small token of appreciation from the students and were thanked for making a difference.
Founded in 1920, Salt Lake City UT-based C R England is one of North America’s largest transportation companies and the world’s largest temperature-controlled carrier. Its services include national, Mexico, and regional truckload service in addition to dedicated and intermodal services.
For more information, visit www.crengland.com.