RISMEDIA, July 26, 2011–Imagine having to leave behind everything that is familiar – home, school, friends, even siblings. This is a reality for foster children. Having their own school backpack, filled with school supplies, is one way these children can fit in with their peers and feel a sense of pride of ownership.
Prudential Network Realty and Prudential Financial’s Community Volunteer Council are once again making a difference through their 12th annual Backpack Challenge, which runs through August 10.
Prudential Network Realty team members last year gathered more than 200 backpacks filled to the brim with school supplies. This year the company has set a goal of gathering even more for foster children from kindergarten to high school.
When you are out shopping, please buy a backpack and fill it with school supplies for a foster child…you will make a big difference! Drop off the backpack and supplies at any Prudential Network Realty office location listed below:
· 4190 Belfort Road, Suite 475, Jacksonville
· 3627 St. Johns Ave, Jacksonville
· 11567 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville
· 375-1 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach
· 3535 Highway 17. Suite 10, Fleming Island
· 1000 Sawgrass Village Drive, Suite 101, Ponte Vedra Beach
· 112 Sea Grove Main St., Suite 210, St. Augustine Beach
Backpacks should be labeled by gender and grade. Suggested items are, lined paper, #2 pencils, pens, highlighters, crayons, erasers, pencil sharpeners, rulers, glue sticks, blunt scissors, folders (3 or 5), 3-ring binders, 1-subject spiral notebooks (5), colored pencils or markers, construction paper, and pencil bag or box.
Extra items that would come in handy are: stuffed animals or toys, baseball caps and socks, tissues, compass/protractor, water colors, white glue, activity/sticker books, journals, and index cards.
Prudential Network Realty is an independently owned and operated franchise of the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., one of the largest real estate brokerage franchise networks in North America. There are approximately 1,600 franchise offices and over 54,000 sales professionals in the franchise network in the United States and Canada. Prudential Network Realty currently ranks in the top 1 percent of all Prudential Real Estate Affiliate offices nationwide.
Since 1988, President and CEO, Linda H. Sherrer, has led a team of over 350 professional real estate agents in eight branch offices in the buying and selling of residential property throughout the Northeast Florida area. Within the past decade the company has sold over 25,000 homes valued at more than $7 billion.
For more information, call Margaret Ceaser, Prudential Network Realty, at 904-296-6400 x309.