Kids from area YMCA’s and military families benefit
Now in its third year, we are proud to be one of the volunteer program supported by Deloitte as part of their annual global Impact Day. On June 9, fifty of their employees gathered to support our Back 2 school program by assembling 2,000 of our signature kits at the Irving Park YMCA.
Half of the kits went to the National Guard to be handed out at three army bases as part of our partnership with Operation Homefront. The other 1,000 kits are being divided up amongst the Irving Park, Des Plaines, McCormick, and Northbrook YMCA’s.
Working like a well-oiled machine, the in six hours time, 11 pallets filled with 60,000 school supplies were unloaded, organized, assembled into kits, packed into shipping cartons and sent off to their final destination. Kudos to the all of the Deloitte employees and Irving Park YMCA staff for doing a flawless job of executing a massive Build-A-Kit initiative, in less than six hours time!