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UVI’s “Backpacks for Success” Project to Benefit Children at Queen Louise Home

Students at the Queen Louise Home for Children will start the new school year with the tools they need to succeed, due in part, to the University of the Virgin Islands “Backpacks for Success” outreach project. University students, faculty and staff donated school supplies to the 18 students at the home. 

The backpacks were made to order, based on the child’s age, grade, favorite color, needed school supplies and most loved character. UVI volunteers purchased the backpacks and filled them with notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, rulers, children’s books, new shoes and clothing. School supplies were also donated to teachers and the UVI Research and Technology Park donated $500. More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website - http://www.uvi.edu – and from this direct link.