Several Fort Bend ISD students will benefit greatly from the generous donation of school supplies provided by Aetna and OptumRx.
To support the district with its back to school needs, Aetna Volunteer Council Co-Chairs Julia Mueck and Brenda Foster recently presented FBISD with several boxes of school supplies.
Each year, Aetna employees purchase and donate items to support their worksite school supply drive. The employees collect pencils, pens, spiral notebooks, filler paper, glue, rulers, tissue, hand sanitizer and other school supplies to donate to FBISD’s Shared Dreams Program. The supplies are distributed to campuses to help replenish classroom supplies when needed.
For the past five years, OptumRx has supported Fort Bend ISD students with donations of backpacks and school supplies.
This year was no exception as OptumRx representatives May Utti and Scott Miller presented FBISD Collaborative Communities staff with more than 35 backpacks filled with school supplies, as well as six containers of school supplies for the District’s Shared Dreams Program. The items will be distributed to FBISD pre-kindergarten students as needed throughout the school year.
For two weeks during the summer, OptumRx employees took part in their company’s annual back-to-school supply drive, where the Employee Community Connect Group donated backpacks and other employees donated supplies (including composition books, folders, crayons, pencils, tissue and other items) or made monetary donations to support the drive.