By Kelley Noblet
Returning to school in the fall is an adjustment for students and parents alike. To help make the transition smoother for families in need, Skillsoft employees located in the Nashua, NH Corporate Headquarters and the Nashua R&D office participated in a service project again this year. Departments teamed up together to purchase 26 new backpacks to provide local children with the tools they need for back-to-school. Each backpack was stuffed with essential supplies such as pencils, crayons, notebooks, pocket folders, lunch boxes and more.
The backpacks were donated last Friday to the Front Door Agency and Anne-Marie House. The Front Door Agency is an organization with a rich history of helping individuals and families in the greater Nashua area transition from crisis to self-sufficiency by providing a hand-up opportunity to those at risk of homelessness. The Anne-Marie House supports the needs of children and families experiencing homelessness as they work to achieve sustainable income, housing and transportation.
After the backpack drive, Skillsoft employees cooled off from the summer heat with ice cream. All in all, it was a successful project!