My Brother’s Workshop, Home Depot Distribute 2,000 Backpacks

Parents and students line up to get backpacks Tuesday. (Photo by Samuel Hodges for Home Depot)
Parents and students line up to get backpacks Tuesday. (Photo by Samuel Hodges for Home Depot)

The Home Depot Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and local nonprofit My Brother’s Workshop worked together to outfit 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies Tuesday, all for students and schools throughout the St. Thomas and St. John districts.

Volunteers stuff supplies into new backpacks Tuesday. (Photo by Samuel Hodges for Home Depot)
Volunteers stuff supplies into new backpacks Tuesday. (Photo by Samuel Hodges for Home Depot)

More than 50 members of Team Depot, the Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, helped put together the full backpacks. The event was open to the surrounding community, where volunteers built tables and benches for local schools and a kids workshop welcomed more than 345 children.

This project in St. Thomas is part of the Home Depot’s ninth annual Celebration of Service campaign to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and to aid communities affected by natural disasters.

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