Washington, D.C. Chapter Assists Underprivileged Youth with School Supplies

The Washington, D.C. Chapter of the International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) recently conducted it 6th annual Operation Backpack. Operation Backpack is a community service project to assist children from area underprivileged homes start the school year prepared. Thanks to the assistance from IAWP chapter members and other Department of Labor (DOL) employees the chapter was able to provide backpacks filled with all of the supplies needed for middle school. In addition to the backpacks and additional box of assorted other school supplies were collected and delivered to the Central Union Mission on Tuesday, August 8th. The generous donations will help students return to school confident and better prepared to learn and succeed.

Picture: Front row left to right – Kamilah Proctor and Alisa Tanaka-Dodge. Back row left to right – Pam Mertens, Julie Balster (D.C. Chapter President), Daniel Hays (Past International President), Ron Wilus and Mark Peavy