Huntington Bank cares about giving back to its communities in a direct hands-on way. For the sixth consecutive year, through the bank’s backpack program, 1,000 needy Western Pennsylvania kids will return to school well prepared and ready to learn. Huntington is again working with The Salvation Army to provide children – kindergarten through 8th grade – with new backpacks, a wide variety of school supplies and so much more.
Early on the morning of August 7th, Huntington 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 200 children from Allegheny County will be served. They will then travel to The Salvation Army’s New Kensington Worship and Service Center at 1101 Fifth Avenue for lunch and a special delivery to 75 more kids. The remaining 712 backpacks will be distributed at other Salvation Worship and Service Centers throughout the 28 county Western Pennsylvania Division.
“Back to school is an exciting time for kids, and Huntington is looking forward to its annual backpack giveaway program with The Salvation Army. The cost of school supplies is on the rise and out of reach for many families, so Huntington is please to be able to help many of our region’s families once again this year,” said Susan Baker Shipley, President for Huntington Bank in Western Pennsylvania and the Ohio Valley.
Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 126 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.salvationarmy-wpa.org. The Salvation Army … Doing the most . . . good for the most people . . . in the most need.