Living Out One of Our Core Values Collecting Backpacks for Project Readiness… A Hands-On Way to Give Back to the Community!

Autumn… For many of us, the fall season ushers in thoughts of sweaters, fall foliage, bonfires, and pumpkin spice. For youngsters, fall also means the beginning of a new school year—a fun and exciting time for children! Was one of your favorite childhood memories shopping for back-to-school supplies? Do you remember picking out a new binder, notebooks, glue sticks, markers, and freshly sharpened No. 2 pencils? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Sadly, for many children, this fall ritual does not bring about warm and fuzzy feelings. Many children in our area need basic school supplies. Thankfully, there are organizations that address this issue.

IT Radix recently teamed up with Project Readiness, a local organization that supplies backpacks and school supplies to students of all ages, from first grade to high school. Staying true to our “give back” mentality, some of our staff volunteered their time to assemble 24 backpacks for local rising students. The backpacks were packed with age-appropriate school supplies, such as calculators, pens, pencils, markers and even USB drives. Each backpack had all the school supplies that the child would need to have a successful school year. We also donated additional school supplies that were not included in the backpacks.

The thought of a child smiling when they receive their backpack full of goodies makes it well worth our time!

When asked why they volunteer their time, our employees all have the same response: that the thought of a child smiling when they receive their backpack full of goodies makes it well worth their time! Volunteering gives us the opportunity to not only give back to others, but it also allows us to bond with one another, doing a non-work-related activity.

A representative from Project Readiness stopped by to pick up the backpacks and was overjoyed by the amount of time and effort that was put into the project. Jen, one of the Project Readiness coordinators, was taken aback by IT Radix’s generosity exclaiming, “Your backpacks were amazing. It was obvious how much work went into assembling them! And I was floored at how many extra supplies you gave us—a treasure trove for us! We’ll put all of it to good use. Thanks again for IT Radix’s generosity, and it was a pleasure meeting all of you!”

IT Radix was thrilled that our efforts made a huge impact in the lives of so many students. Afterall, today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders!

Check out our entire list of nine Core Values here!