AMI Foundation Donates 270 Backpacks To Local Schools

L to R: Jordan Myers, Teresa Palumbo, Sofie Palumbo and Gianni Palumbo were among the area school student volunteers to help pack the 260 backpacks with donated school supplies for students in need. (Photo courtesy AMI Foundation)

OCEAN COUNTY – The Atlantic Medical Imaging (AMI) Foundation recently lent a helping hand to those local students who might not have school supplies for the start of the new school year.

AMI’s 10th Annual Tools for Schools Drive donated 260 backpacks filled with school supplies to ten local elementary schools and organizations. This year’s drive brought AMI’s total donations up to 2,700 backpacks.

“Many New Jersey children face the prospect of arriving for their first day of school without the most basic of school supplies,” said Dr. Peggy Avagliano, President of the AMI Foundation Board of Directors. “With the support of our physicians and employees, along with the community at large, we are so pleased to help provide these children with an equal opportunity at a quality education.”

The drive took place before the start of the new school year. Donations were collected in blue baskets placed in all 12 of AMI’s locations throughout Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The AMI Foundation even purchased the backpacks to carry the school supplies.