Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, Realtors® and the Trident Group’s Fox & Roach/Trident Charities’ 16th annual “Ready for Learning” backpack challenge donated $115,625 to provide 6,390 filled backpacks to students.
Sales associates from the Margate, Northfield, Brigantine, Ocean City, Sea Isle City and Avalon offices contributed to the regional total, with Ocean City 34th Street, Margate and Sea Isle City offices filling the most backpacks.
“We far-surpassed our $100,000 goal for this year,” said Kassie Erb, president, Fox & Roach/Trident Charities. “The company’s continued level of compassion, caring and giving back to children in need is essential and greatly appreciated now, more than ever.”
Backpacks were distributed to children hardest hit by the pandemic through 180+ area social services agency partners, including Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City, Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Egg Harbor Youth Association, OCNJ Care and the Woodbine School District to name a few.
“The need now is greater than ever and our annual backpack drive is an important and gratifying project for our company and the communities we serve.” added Larry Flick V, CEO, BHHS Fox and Roach/The Trident Group. “This goal-breaking drive would not have been possible without the incredible generosity and teamwork of our agents, employees, executives and communities.
In addition to all the donations of money and school supplies, volunteers from the company also donated their time, helping to fill 10,000 backpacks in two-hour shifts during July and August.
Since 2006, Fox & Roach/Trident Charities has collected over 52,900 backpacks for children in the Tri-State area.