Holding a virtual “Ready for Learning” backpack challenge this year was a change from past years for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, REALTORS® and the Trident Group during Fox & Roach/Trident Charities’ 15th annual drive. “We far-surpassed our $100,000 goal for this year thanks to the incredible generosity and teamwork of our agents, employees, executives, and communities,” states Kassie Erb, Fox & Roach/Trident Charities. An amazing total of $114,213 was donated to our participating organizations, providing 5,711 filled backpacks for underserved children in the communities we serve throughout the Tri-State region of Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Filled backpacks were delivered to children in need in participation with local partners including Cradles to Crayons, in Philadelphia; HomeFront in Central New Jersey, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal and Northern New Jersey, and Community Bike Works in the Lehigh Valley to name a few.
Since 2006, Fox & Roach/Trident Charities has collected over 46,500 backpacks and supplies for homeless and foster care children in the Tri-State area. “We are so proud to say that this year we surpassed our goal, remarks Larry Flick, V, CEO of BHHS Fox & Roach, REALTORS® and the Trident Group. “The need now is greater than ever, our annual backpack drive is an important and gratifying project for our company and communities we serve,” adds Flick.