Recipient: Jessica Martin | Hill City Neighborhood Association
Our July Grant filled a financing gap for a new “backpack donor” program for kids living in the Hill City Neighborhood of Chattanooga. The new program sought to match kids with donors who would supply them with much needed backpacks and basic school supplies. 65 kids signed up for the program, but only 20 donors were available. The UNFoundation stepped in to provide funds for 45 backpacks to fill the entire demand, as well as help fund a portion of their annual “back to school” party. It’s hard to convey the goodness of a gym filled with kids getting a year’s worth of new school supplies on an awesome summer day!