Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Young Republicans are proud to announce that today, August 30th, our shipment of 330 new backpacks with supplies arrived in Philadelphia! This is the Philly YRs’ 1st Annual Back 2 School Drive! We will be distributing the backpacks and supplies to elementary schools throughout Philadelphia. The schools receiving the backpacks are listed below.
“I am very proud of the Philadelphia Young Republicans who supported this project” said Ross Wolfe, Chairman of the Philadelphia Young Republicans. “The political climate in the country right now is such that people forget that politics should start and stop with helping the community. With this project, the Philly YRs are able to directly assist those in our community who need the most help.”
The backpacks and supplies were purchased after a successful fundraising campaign that was launched in mid-August with a goal of providing 35 children with backpacks. After just 9 days of online and offline fundraising, enough money was raised from Philadelphia and PA donors to purchase 330 backpacks with supplies.
“We are very thankful to be in a position to hand out 330 backpacks just in time for the 17-18 school year. As Ross stated, we are very proud to be able to directly assist those in our community who need help” said Bryan Leib, Treasurer of the Philadelphia Young Republicans, who spearheaded the project. ”I want to give a special thank you to our donors who stepped up to support the PYRs and 330 elementary students!”
School Distribution List: Powell School (301 N 36th St), Lea School (4700 Locust St), Penn Alexander (209 Spruce St), John Walsh Elementary (2331 N 4th St), Olney Elementary (5301 N Water), Thurgood Marshall School (5120 N 6th St), Edward T. Steel School (4301 Wayne Ave), Munoz Marin (3300 N 3rd St), Tacony Academy Elementary (1330 Rhawn Street), Loesch Elementary (595 Tomlinson Rd.), Southwark School (1835 S 9th St), Wissahickon Charter School (4700 G. Wissahickon Ave).