Students at Townewest Elementary School were the recipients of backpacks filled with school supplies, thanks to the Fluor Corporation. Each year, Fluor employees sponsor a Global Backpack Project to collect school supplies and backpacks for youngsters.
Weeks prior to the start of school, Houston Fluor employees hosted a back-to-school drive to collect funds to purchase school supplies. This year, the employees collected $36,000 for the project. Once the supplies were purchased, employee volunteers filled approximately 860 backpacks, donated by the Fluor Foundation, with grade-appropriate, pre-packaged supplies. Then on the first day of school, a team of 30 Houston Fluor employees greeted students and handed each one a new backpack. Before departing the school, the Houston Fluor employees surprised the Townewest Elementary School staff with a $12,600 check to apply toward instructional needs.
“We are overjoyed by the generous donations made by the Houston Fluor Corporation employees and the Fluor Foundation,” said Stephanie Houston, principal at Townewest Elementary School. “Even during these challenging economic times, Fluor pulled through like a champion to make sure that the needs of our students were met, and we are truly grateful!”