Silver City, NM – Wells Fargo Donation Prepares Youth for School
Residents of Lintero apartments, a Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation (Rainbow)-served community, received a generous donation from Wells Fargo for backpacks and school supplies. As part of Wells Fargo’s outreach through its Community Investment program, the funds will be used to purchase backpacks and supplies for the youth of Lintero.
“We are so pleased that Wells Fargo recognizes the importance of making this investment in the youth at Lintero apartments. With their generous support, the needs of the families that we serve there will be completely met, fully equipping the next generation of learners,” said Rainbow Executive Director Flynann Janisse.
This is the fifth year that Rainbow has hosted this annual Back-to-School Backpack Drive benefiting the youth of the apartment communities that it serves. The program began in 2009 by identifying the need for low-income youth to be equipped with all the supplies required in order to start the academic year off right. As Rainbow continues to grow, demand for backpacks and supplies for the 2013 school year skyrocketed. To fulfill this need, local organizations were given the opportunity to directly participate by donating to local communities.[blockquote background]Michelle Nisem, Store Manager for Wells Fargo, said, “When we were approached about the backpack drive that Lintero Apartments was going to throw, we were more than happy to help! Education is such an important aspect of a child’s life and any part, no matter how big or small, we can play to help them get the supplies they need for that to happen is more than worth it.”[/blockquote]