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Partners in Back-to-School Distribution

Released 21 August 2013

Back-to-School Distribution 1(Some of the backpacks before going home with children.)

Partners in Back-to-School Distribution

The Salvation Army and Kiwanis Club of New London

NEW LONDON - The Salvation Army partnered with The Kiwanis Club of New London on August 20 for a Back-to-School Supplies Distribution. This event benefited nearly 150 children from local and surrounding areas. The smiles that were seen on the faces of children, families, staff, and volunteers alike would not have been possible without the help of many generous donations of supplies.

Back-to-School Distribution 2(Kiwanian Martin Olsen Jr. was on hand to give out backpacks.)

The strategic marketing efforts, coordinated by both agencies, helped to get the word out there via various media outlets. Advertisements were also shared with assorted locations, including the Public Library of New London, on the need for school supplies. This concentrated thee-week Back-to-School Supplies Drive gave both organizations plenty of items to fill the backpacks with.

Back-to-School Distribution 3(Anita Goldstein Miller, owner of Goldy's, which served as a supplies collection site, presenting supplies to Captain Jose Borrero, Corps Officer for The Salvation Army in New London.)

The Salvation Army and Kiwanis Club of New London would like to once again thank local supporters, as well as local businesses, such as Goldy's Restaurant, who helped to make a distribution of such size possible. Generous support allowed both organizations to impact the lives of many families, giving their children the tools they need to succeed this school year.






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