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GHAR calls Mission Fill the Backpack a success

ENOLA, PA (August 20, 2018) – The Greater Harrisburg REALTORS® Foundation collaborated with Kick In For Kids, Inc. for their annual school supply drive.

REALTORS® from over 25 Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® member offices made it their mission this summer to collect donations of backpacks, pencils, pens, paper, crayons, markers, scissors, binders, notebooks, and other school and craft supplies for local students.

Greater Harrisburg REALTORS® Foundation was able to contribute 65 backpacks, loads of supplies, and over three hundred dollars in cash donations to Kick In For Kids’ efforts through Mission Fill the Backpack.

GHAR member, Tracy Klinger of RE/MAX Realty Professionals, Inc., chaired this year’s event and coordinated the 2018 partnership with Kick In For Kids.

Danielle Wadsworth of Dream Home Realty says that the school supply drive is one of her favorite fundraisers! “It is different when you see the actual items that the kids will receive rather than just donating money. Helping kids learn more and stress less about where they are going to get pencils is just the best!”

Kick In For Kids works directly with the Cumberland Valley, Mechanicsburg, and East Pennsboro school districts to identify families-in-need to provide support with food, clothing and medical care, as well as rent and utility assistance.

Bob Crobak, Kick In For Kids board member thanks GHAR for their participation, stating that “the Association has helped make sure that these students have all of the tools they need to get off to a great start for the upcoming school year. Many students cannot afford backpacks, pencils, notebooks, rulers, scissors, and so much more to help them be successful in class! Kick In For Kids delivered the supplies collected and donated by the Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® to all three districts. At each district, guidance staff and school social workers will work to give these classroom tools to students in every grade. Kick In For Kids greatly appreciates the REALTORS® efforts to give back to the community!”

About Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS®

The Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS®, established in 1916, represents 1,900 REALTORS® and provides leadership in adapting to advances in the industry. The Association is committed to promoting ethical and competent real estate practices and advocating the value of home ownership in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry counties.

Contact:

Kathy Ludwig, Chief Executive Officer
Stephanie Mount, Director of Member Engagement and Communications
(717) 364-3200
kathy@ghar.info
stephanie@ghar.info

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