Westfield Group Supports United Way of Medina County’s "Stuff the Bus" Campaign


Donates More Than 8,200 School Supplies to Cloverleaf Elementary School

WESTFIELD CENTER, Ohio, August 18, 2014 - As the start of the school year approaches, so does the “back to school” shopping season. For many families, though, the added burden of purchasing school supplies for their children has to be weighed against the necessity of making sure there’s enough money for rent, utilities and food.

Jani Groza, Community Investment Leader, Westfield Insurance stated "These days you hear a lot about our children going to bed hungry, but you don’t think about how those same families would have trouble purchasing school supplies."

According to information from the United Way of Medina County, 13 percent of children in Medina County are at risk of not being fully prepared on their first day of school.

To address this need, Westfield Group, through its Westfield Insurance Foundation, completed its internal campaign to support the United Way of Medina County’s 6th annual "Stuff the Bus" campaign. On Aug. 8, volunteers from Westfield visited Cloverleaf Elementary to help sort and distribute more than 8,200 items they donated to more than 250 school children, including backpacks, markers, notebooks, pencils, etc.

"Through the support of the Westfield Women's Network and the generosity of our employees, Westfield is helping to provide the necessary resources to prepare our children and teachers for the first day of school," added Groza.

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