Citizens Bank donates $50,000 to Cradles to Crayons for its annual collection efforts of school supplies for children in need

Volunteers to sort supplies to be donated at West Conshohocken facility

PHILADELPHIA (July 29, 2014) – On Tuesday, July 29th, Citizens Bank kicked off its annual Gear for Grades initiative by donating $50,000 to West Conshohocken-based nonprofit Cradles to Crayons. The donation was used to support Cradles to Crayons’ goal of distributing 24,000 backpacks with school supplies for children through its Ready for School campaign. The filled backpacks will be distributed through Cradles to Crayons’ network of community partners and given directly to children who need them most in time for the start of the school year.

Here is a summary of coverage from the announcement:

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