The Washington Dulles Hilton teamed up with Lutie Lewis Coates Elementary School for the back to school “Operation Backpack” program for the needy children in that school. We did research on local schools in the area and picked this school after talking to the principle and finding out that she had a great deal of children who were from families that could not afford school supplies. Each department in the hotel donated two backpacks filled with school supplies for a specific grade.
Altogether we made thirteen backpacks and we included a few extra supplies for them too. We presented the backpacks to the principle so that she could give them out to the families in need and she expressed her gratitude and told us that this was going to make a huge difference in the lives of these children starting school. We are planning to continue to work with this school by doing a food drive for them during Thanksgiving and a toy drive for the holiday season. This is our mission on how we can help with bright blue futures of our community.
Posted on Aug 29, 2013