Local Students Receive Donated Backpacks Filled with Supplies Just in Time for the New School Year

Employee-Driven Charity Giveaway Helps Children and Families in Need 

Riverside, Calif. (August 27, 2012) – The start of the new school year will be brighter for many local children and families in need. Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc. (“Springboard”) donated 144 new backpacks filled with school supplies to students receiving assistance from family shelters in Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville, Hesperia and Upland.  This is the second consecutive year of the charitable backpack program, which is organized by Springboard’s S.E.R.V.I.C.E. committee, which held fundraisers throughout the year to raise funds to purchase backpacks for students enrolled in Pre-school through 12th grade.  Springboard employees also “adopted” students and purchased specific requested items such art supplies, pens, pencils, paper, rulers and markers for their student.  Springboard’s S.E.R.V.I.C.E. committee is comprised of volunteer team members who are dedicated to making a difference in the community, above and beyond their day-to-day job responsibilities at Springboard, a full service housing and consumer credit counseling agency.

“This is one of the many ways that Springboard employees demonstrate their care and concern for the community,” said Melinda Opperman, Springboard’s senior vice president.  “We know that many families in the region are struggling. We’re always looking ways to respond and to provide assistance to those in need,” said Opperman.

Springboard contacted family shelters in the region that helped identify families needing the most assistance in providing back to school supplies for their children.  Springboard frequently collaborates with local nonprofit organizations and community stakeholders to provide important services to the community.


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SPRINGBOARD® Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974 with the mission of improving the financial wellbeing of individuals and families. Springboard is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved housing counseling agency and a member of the Financial Counseling Association of America and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling; the nation’s longest serving nonprofit financial counseling organization. Springboard is also a proud member of the Hope Now Alliance, a cooperative effort between the U.S. government and mortgage market participants to help struggling homeowners. Springboard offers personal financial education and assistance in credit counseling, housing counseling, reverse mortgage, debt and money management, pre-bankruptcy counseling and debtor education through educational programs and confidential coaching. Springboard is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, signifying the highest standards for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification and service delivery policies. Counseling is available by telephone nationwide or in-person at office locations in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Florida. For more information on Springboard, please call 800-449-9818 or visit their website at www.Springboard.org.

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