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Students At Furley Elementary School Receive Donated Backpacks With Back-To-School Essentials

9/14/2018, 6 a.m.
Comcast Spotlight teamed up Kids In Need Foundation to provide more than 2,600 children across the nation with school supplies ...
Comcast Spotlight Senior Marketing Director Erin Pinckney and Regional Vice President Michael Miller along with Furley Elementary School students Ayanna Washington, Destiney Washington, Saniya Washington, Trystan Washington and Madyson Green and Furley Elementary School Assistant Principal Noraida Ankobia. Courtesy Photo

— This back-to-school season, Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, joined the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), a nonprofit that provides free school supplies, to support local communities and donate classroom essentials to more than 2,600 children across the country.

As part of this effort, Comcast Spotlight and KINF donated supplies to more than 500 students from Furley Elementary School in Baltimore. Comcast Spotlight recently visited the school to handout backpacks with notebooks, folders, glue sticks, pencils, crayons, scissors and more.

A student receives a backpack with school supplies from Comcast Spotlight Regional Vice President Michael Miller.

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A student receives a backpack with school supplies from Comcast Spotlight Regional Vice President Michael Miller.

“Comcast Spotlight’s nationwide effort with the Kids In Need Foundation is one example of how we are committed to improving our communities,” said Erin Pinckney, Comcast Spotlight Senior Marketing Director. “Every child deserves a chance at a bright future. Now 2,600 children will be able to start the school year with resources to help them achieve.”

Comcast Spotlight is also donating backpacks with school supplies to students in Boston; Denver; East Orange, New Jersey and Stockton, California.

“It is important for every child to have access to school supplies, as these resources are a vital part of learning and succeeding now and in the future,” said Michael Miller, Comcast Spotlight Regional Vice President. “Comcast Spotlight is committed to making a positive impact in the markets we serve, including Baltimore, and we are excited to work with the Kids In Need Foundation to equip more than 500 students from Furley Elementary School with the tools to start school prepared.”

Student proudly shows off her backpack filled with school supplies. Comcast Spotlight teamed up with the Kids In Need Foundation to donate backpacks with school supplies to students nationwide including here in Baltimore.

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Student proudly shows off her backpack filled with school supplies. Comcast Spotlight teamed up with the Kids In Need Foundation to donate backpacks with school supplies to students nationwide including here in Baltimore.

"When students have the school supplies they need, our surveys show that class participation, self-esteem and interest in learning increases," said Renay Dossman, executive director, Kids In Need Foundation. "We want to say thank you to Comcast Spotlight for providing backpacks filled with supplies to so many kids this back-to-school season. Because of Comcast Spotlight, more students will walk into a more equitable learning environment this year."