It was the first day of school in the United States and Mercedes-Benz USA donated backpacks to students at the Atlanta public school. The premium automaker is therefore trying to help the children start school right.
Mercedes-Benz USA donated Hundreds of backpacks for Atlanta Public Schools students on their first day of school. About 1,600 students received one. Students from Leonora P. Miles Elementary School and Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy were among the lucky ones to get one. The backpacks were filled with school supplies that will help the young students throughout the school year.
The car company also provided a fleet of vehicles and a team of volunteers. They all worked all day to distribute the backpacks to the parents and students. To follow social distancing guidelines, it was even a contactless drive through.
Mercedes-Benz USA, involved in the back-to-school program
The program is part of the Atlanta Public Schools Runway Week Pop Up Back-to-School Bash. The program aims to prepare staff and foster connections with students. Atlanta Daily World local website writes. It is also part of the Curbside Caring Initiative by Mercedes-Benz USA, an extension of its Greatness Lives Here program. The donations reached many needy students from families with limited financial means.
“We are very pleased that Mercedes-Benz is here with us, distributing supplies from these wonderful vehicles, working with us and making our students’ dreams come true,” said Headmistress Thalise Perry in a press release.