Severn Savings Bank is pleased to announce that their school supplies drive has far exceeded expectations with a collection of over 7,000 items for back to school. The supplies will benefit the Light House in Annapolis. Supplies will also be provided to the Department of Education for Anne Arundel County to be distributed to children in need in public schools across all of Anne Arundel County.
Severn Savings Bank held their school supplies drive between July 10th and August 11th. Schools supplies and back packs were collected at bank branches and at the corporate headquarters on Westgate Circle. During that month over 7,500 items were collected including:
- 758 packs of crayons
- 741 spiral notebooks
- 950 folders
- 510 rulers
“We were overwhelmed by the response to our call to help children in need prepare for a successful school year,” said Alan J. Hyatt, president and chief executive officer of Severn Savings Bank. “We set as our goal to fill 100 backpacks with supplies for the Light House. Our customers and employees had something bigger in mind. Obviously we surpassed that goal and had to find another recipient for our collection. We are delighted that the Department of Education will get these school supplies into the hands of the kids that need them most.”
“The need is just incredible and this generous donation from Severn Bank will go a long way to help so many students,” said Teresa Tudor, senior manager of AACPS’ Office of School and Family Partnerships, which helps coordinate the effort. “In this continued difficult economy, the work of our partners is even more crucial to the success of our students.”