Imagine if you sent your kid to school on their first day with a pencil and some notebooks? While retailers are looking forward to big sales, many kids just don’t participate in the back-to-school shopping tradition. That’s why I wanted to get involved and be a part of Sage’s efforts to donate school supplies to the Boys & Girls Clubs across the United States.
I was so impressed with how the Austin office pulled together. In less than a week our team collected 65 backpacks and stuffed them full of school supplies for the Thurman Heights Club. I could barely fit all of the them in my SUV.
When I arrived at the club the Director, Ruby Preston, was shocked to see how many backpacks we collected. She had the kids and staff come outside to help carry them all in. They were so excited! It was like Christmas and it felt really good to see the smiles on their faces as they picked the backpack they wanted. I included some pictures here for you, because words are inadequate to describe the moment.
After I handed out the last backpack, I realized most of the kids had left the club. I asked Ruby where the kids went and she told me they ran home because they couldn’t wait to see what was in their backpack. She then said, “We never received this many donations for school supplies. You may not realize this, but Sage has made a difference to each one of these kids today”. Wow!
That’s when I realized how fortunate I am to be in the position I’m in. Working at Sage Nonprofit Solutions helps me to help kids like the ones I just met – because our software supports nonprofits and people like Ruby who are doing great, amazing, impactful work each and every day. So, thank you Boys and Girls Club for the work you do and for letting me support you and be a small part of it. And, thank you to all the employees in Austin who helped – you made a difference and you’re the ones who show Sage Cares.
Customer Care Representative
Sage Nonprofit Solutions