UniSource Energy Services employees helped get students ready for class by collecting backpacks and supplies and participating in a back-to-school event in our territories.
Cottonwood employees greeted families at Camp Verde Middle School’s Back-to-School Roundup, where they set up a table and talked to students about future gas careers and skills. Because of the weather, the event was moved indoors where three masked-up employees handed out UniSource items, pictured here.
“We had about 100 parents and kids who came out to meet their community partners. All of the middle school kids who we talked to, along with their parents, are just happy that they will be going back to school this year and not learning remotely,” said Monette Fanning, who organized the volunteering.
At the Cottonwood office, a bucket was set up to donate new backpacks and school supplies for students in kindergarten through high school. Together, employees collected four backpacks with school supplies, which were dropped off at the Old Town Mission for distribution.
Kingman employees also held a back-to-school donation drive with bins at three offices in July. Organizer Will Van Oosting circulated a flyer with suggested items for Kingman Unified School District students. Almost 2,000 items were collected and dropped off at the district office.
Donors were entered into drawings for $25 Amazon and Subway gift cards.