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Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 in The Watercooler

Dragas to Donate 50 ‘School-Ready’ Backpacks to ForKids’ Back to School Drive

Dragas to Donate 50 ‘School-Ready’ Backpacks to ForKids’ Back to School Drive


The Dragas Companies continues its 50th anniversary celebration with a donation of 50 “school-ready” backpacks to ForKids’ back to school drive. The drive helps K-12 students and families that are homeless prepare for a successful school year with access to supplies needed for school.

“It’s important to us to help those in need, not just because we’re all part of the Hampton Roads community, but because we believe every child should be equipped to succeed,” said Helen Dragas, president and CEO of The Dragas Companies. “Having supplies that most of us take for granted can make an incredible difference to a child who has already experienced so much uncertainty.”

The backpacks are provided by The Dragas Companies and were packed with donations from Dragas’ employees. Each is filled with school supplies, including binders, scientific calculators, loose-leaf paper and writing and coloring utensils. These donations are part of Dragas’ long-standing commitment to helping level the educational playing field so that all students have the opportunity to succeed.

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