By Jeffery Smith email@example.com
CORNING - The United Way of the Southern Tier and Corning Inc. employees volunteers teamed up Monday to provide 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to the kindergarten registration at Elmira School District.
Maleaha Smith, Manager of Mobilization, Engagement and Marketing at the United Way, said Corning Inc. employees in different business units donated the supplies and United Way provided backpacks for these new students.
Nolan Smith, a Global Supply Management employee at Corning Inc., called packing needed school supplies in backpacks in preparation for the quickly approaching 2017-2018 school year the right thing to do.
“This is my first time doing something like this,” Nolan Smith said. “I heard about the Day of Action event at Corning Inc. I think we’re all enjoying it.”
Maleaha Smith said this is the first time the United Way has provided school supplies to kindergarten registration at the Elmira School District, but if successful will look at doing it again next school year.
The United Way works to unite and prioritize resources to improve the quality of life for every person and every family in our community, focusing on human service areas of greatest need within Chemung and Steuben counties.
Maleaha Smith said during 2016 Day of Action events, 897 volunteers employees worked 5,433 hours helping the United Way in raising $133,419, to improve the quality of life
“We’re on pace to do even better this year,” Maleaha Smith said.