Local company gives back to Marlborough students
Marlborough - The Davis Companies Inc., a national staffing firm with corporate headquarters in Marlborough, gave back to the community this fall through its Backpack Giveback Program.
In preparation for the new school year, the company purchased more than 100 children's backpacks and stuff ed them full of school supplies for needy families in Marlborough elementary schools.
Noting the rising cost of living in central Massachusetts and public school system budget constraints, the Davis Companies wanted to help Marlborough families who were unable to provide basic supplies to support their children's education. The program was inspired by a previous campaign in the Southborough schools to assemble backpacks full of essential items for children staying in shelters in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
The Davis Companies staff responded positively to the Backpack Giveback Program. Employees signed up as program volunteers and helped purchase and sort supplies. Many employees enjoyed shopping for the supplies and liked the fact that they were helping children in the community. The filled backpacks were delivered to the elementary schools just before school started.
Since the company's founding, the Davis Companies has participated in many activities to support Massachusetts charities as well as larger scale eff orts. The company donated hundreds of pounds of food and water to support search and rescue teams following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, raised thousands of dollars to help the tsunami victims and Hurricane Katrina victims, and gives blood to support U.S. troops.
After supporting larger efforts, the company wanted to take steps to give back to the local community.
"Davis wanted to get more involved in helping our community that is right here around us," said Kristie Ruksnaitis, Davis Companies' New England recruiting manager. "It's great to do what we can on a global scale, but there are people right here that need us."
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