04 Aug Fleet Response and Paragon Donate Over $8,000 of School Supplies
Fleet Response is committed to giving back to the community where we live and work through long-lasting partnerships, community-based delivery and employee engagement. To continue this commitment, Fleet Response participated in the 16th annual FOX 8 News Stuff the Bus Event.
Stuff the Bus is a school supplies drive held by FOX 8 that has been supporting local communities for over a decade. On July 22nd, school buses lined up outside of FOX 8 Studios in Cleveland, ready to be filled with school supplies.
Over 10 school buses were packed full of notebooks, crayons, pencils, and other school supplies to be donated to the Cleveland Kids in Need Resource Center and distributed throughout 250 schools in the Cleveland area.
The initiative to participate in the Stuff the Bus event came from the third term of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The committee aims to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees.
With the help of our employees, Fleet Response collectively ‘stuffed the bus’ with nearly $5,000 worth of school supplies.
Additionally, Paragon Subrogation Services held a school supplies drive to benefit Friends of the Children – Los Angeles, an organization that aims to connect children who have been impacted by the child welfare system with a professional mentor.
Paragon employees donated over $3,000 in school supplies, totaling $8,000 worth of school supplies donated.
“It is always an honor for us to give back to our communities,” said Thomas Morrison, Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “Fleet Response and Paragon prides itself in supporting our youth in the areas where many of us work and live. The Diversity and Inclusion committee would like to personally thank each and every colleague for their generous donations. We look forward to our next charitable event.”
About Friends of the Children – Los Angeles
Friends of the Children – Los Angeles is part of a national network of Friends of the Children chapters across the United States. With Los Angeles County being home to America’s largest child welfare system, Friends LA has been working to keep families together and end multigenerational poverty in Southern California since our founding in 2017. For more information, visit friendsla.org
About Cleveland Kids in Need
Cleveland Kids in Need (CKIN) is a program of Shoes and Clothes for Kids, that helps to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies to teachers of the students who are most in need. CKIN is one of 40 affiliates of the national Kids in Need Foundation. For more information, visit sc4k.org