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We’re Currently Participating in a Nation-Wide Backpack Drive!

Posted by ImageFIRST on Jul 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists is holding a Nation-Wide Backpack Donation Drive throughout the entire month of July, starting on July 3rd and ending on the 31st. At ImageFIRST Chicago, the healthcare linen and laundry branch serving Milwaukee, WI, and the surrounding areas, we’re proud to announce that we’re one of the participating branches. This will be the third year in a row that ImageFIRST holds the drive to help children in need as they get ready for the upcoming school year.

What is the Purpose of the Backpack Donation Drive?

The purpose of our Backpack Donation Drive is to assist in supplying children who are in need with all the essentials, so they can go back to school equipped and ready to succeed.

Who Does ImageFIRST Donate To?

Each of the participating ImageFIRST locations can select an organization of choice that they’ll donate their backpacks to. The charitable organization will then provide the unique needs they have by providing a list of materials requested to fill the backpacks. The local office manager of the participating ImageFIRST location circulates the list to their associates along with a designated drop-off point for the donated supplies.

Who’s Responsible for the Supplies?

ImageFIRST will purchase the backpacks, while the ImageFIRST associates are responsible for the supplies. We also encourage our associates to reach out to their personal and professional network, so they can also get donations from their friends, family, customers, and vendors.

The drive kicked off on Monday, July 3rd, 2017, and the final count will take place on Monday, July 31st. Last year, our entire ImageFIRST team donated more than 1,000 backpacks full of supplies to organizations and schools across the nation. We hope to donate even more this year!

The ImageFIRST Corporate Office

Our ImageFIRST Corporate Office decided to make this year’s backpack drive a competition. Their 40-some associates were assigned to teams that were named after famous movies revolving around school, including Team Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Team Breakfast Club, Team Clueless, and more.

If you’d like to learn more about this year’s Backpack Donation Drive or our medical linen services in Chicago, IL, give us a call at 1-800-932-7472.