My Brother’s Workshop, Home Depot Distribute 1,000 Backpacks

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Parents and students line up to get backpacks Tuesday. (Photo by Samuel Hodges for Home Depot)
Parents and students line up to get backpacks Tuesday. (Photo by Samuel Hodges for Home Depot)

The Home Depot Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and local nonprofit My Brother’s Workshop worked together to outfit 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies for students and schools throughout the St. Thomas and St. John districts on Tuesday.

Volunteers stuff supplies into new backpacks Tuesday. (Photo by Samuel Hodges for Home Depot)
Volunteers stuff supplies into new backpacks Tuesday. (Photo by Samuel Hodges for Home Depot)

Volunteers also built tables and benches for local schools. The event was open to the surrounding community, and included a kids workshop that more than 345 children attended.

More than 50 members of Team Depot, the Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, helped put together the full backpacks, build tables and benches and a kids workshop project.

This project in St. Thomas is part of the Home Depot’s ninth annual Celebration of Service campaign to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and aid communities affected by natural disasters.

Original Source: https://stjohnsource.com/2019/08/22/my-brothers-workshop-home-depot-distribute-1000-backpacks/