Our St. Louis colleagues kept an annual tradition going strong this year, as they joined together again to collect school supplies for families in need. Team members across all departments donated nearly $900 worth of markers, backpacks, pencils, glue, notebooks, and more to Circle Of Concern, a food pantry that aids low-income families living in west St. Louis County. The organization distributes grade-appropriate supplies to students from kindergarten to college.
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“It really was an amazing feeling to see the pile of supplies grow and to know that our team is helping the kiddos and families in our community during an important time of year,” said Jaime Boyce, senior systems administrator at Perficient.
Jeff Reichert, senior systems administrator at Perficient, agreed. “It was great to see the team in St. Louis come together and donate so many items,” he said. “This makes me very proud to be a part of this generous team.”
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Mamta Kohli, project manager at Perficient, helped to pack up the donations from our St. Louis office and drop them off at Circle of Concern.
“It feels great to be part of the organization that helps support the drive every year,” she said. “Knowing that your contribution can help make a child start off the school year with a smile on their face is a great feeling. Not only does it help the child but it also takes a lot of stress off the parents, who want the best for their child but are just not able to provide that at the moment due to their financial situation.
“A simple thing like having a new backpack to take to school on the first day can have the child start off the school year with confidence. Circle of Concern is always very appreciative of this kind gesture of Perficient.”
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