On August 10th, 2022, IDEX Health & Science Volunteers from Rochester/Lima came together to “build a backpack.” Through partnership with the Jewish Family Services: Pencils and Paper Program and a $29,000 donation from the IDEX Foundation, volunteers were able to gain the supplies needed fully outfit each bag. In total, 575 backpacks were filled with school supplies and will be outfitting every student at Roberto Clemento School #8 in Rochester.
Backpacks were all L.L.Bean brand, so that they don’t fall apart in a year, and each were stuffed with:
A note personalized by a team member
(right) In true IDEX Health & Science fashion, all backpacks were checked for Quality Assurance (QA) before shipping out. A designated team member would do an inventory check of the supplies in each backpack and then sign off with this QA Checklist!
Thank you to all our team members who donated their time to help prep these backpacks for their new owners, and to the Employee Engagement team for facilitating this amazing event!
Watch a timelapse video below of our backpack stuffing volunteers in action.
(above) Backpacks all ready to go outside Roberto Clemento School #8.
(right) Roberto Clemento School #8 Principal & IDEX Health & Science Volunteers waiting to distribute backpacks to students.