Orange & Rockland Utilities continued a 12-year partnership with People to People to help provide school supplies for needy children in Rockland County.
O&R gave People to People's School With Dignity program a $5,000 grant, bringing the utility company's total donations to the program since 2001 to $75,000.
People to People has run the Back to School With Dignity program since 1994, providing backpacks filled with supplies such as calculators, binders, folders, notebooks, compasses, paper, pens and pencils. The average cost is $35 per child in kindergarten and $150 per student in high school.
To learn more about Back to School With Dignity or to make a donation, go to www.peopletopeopleinc.org. Donations can also be mailed or dropped off to People to People at 121 West Nyack Road, Nanuet, NY 10954. Mark them attention to Diane Serratore.
Editor's Note: In the image attached to this report, filling back packs with the basics for Back to School with Dignity are, from left: O&R Manager – Corporate Programs Linda Feger, Volunteer Dale McGovern, O&R Community Investment Committee member Lisa Culhane, People to People Executive Director Diane Serratore and Volunteers Meghan Casey and Phoenix Dalto.