Citizens Bank donates backpacks and school supplies to Norristown families as part of Gear for Grades initiative

400 new backpacks were given to ACLAMO for children in need

PHILADELPHIA Citizens Bank volunteers made a special donation on Monday, August 12 at 11 a.m. as part of its annual Gear for Grades initiative, delivering 400 new backpacks to ACLAMO Family Centers in Norristown. During the event, representatives from ACLAMO accepted the donated school supplies and distributed them to families.

A total of 2,000 backpacks, made possible by a $30,000 donation from the Citizens Bank Foundation, were distributed to local children in need before the start of the school year. The new, logo-free backpacks were stuffed with school supplies such as pencils, pens, crayons, glue sticks, plastic rulers, erasers, safety scissors and spiral notebooks. The supplies were donated by the bank’s customers and colleagues at branches throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

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