For the 7th straight year, the Women of AT&T Maryland Chapter, an AT&T employee resource group, kicked off the school year with Operation Backpack, a community outreach program that helps economically challenged students in the area by filling backpacks with school supplies. This year, the group provided backpacks to Pre-K to 5th grade students at Bryant Woods Elementary School in Howard County and Frank Hebron-Harman Elementary School in Anne Arundel County.
Donations were collected from July 26th – August 17th, 2018. Supplies such as pencils, folders, erasers, glue sticks, monetary donations and new backpacks were among some of the items collected. Thanks to the generosity of our AT&T employees in the Columbia and Hanover offices, and the wonderful support of our WOA Maryland Chapter, 40 backpacks were delivered to Hebron-Harman Elementary School and 41 backpacks were delivered to Bryant Woods Elementary School, totaling 81 backpacks for the two schools. The 81 backpacks far exceeded the original goal of 50 backpacks, making it the largest collection ever.
Columbia Office Cassandra Mewborn
Hanover Office (L to R) Lauri Moore and Regina Minor
Hanover Office (L to R) Oneza Sohel, Regina Minor and Will Cocks