September 8, 2016 / By Donna Reist, Marketing Specialist

Local Students Head Back to School with New Supplies

To kick off the new school year, Miller-Valentine Group Associates in both the Dayton and Cincinnati offices came together recently to pack a total of 250 school bags for underprivileged elementary school children. This is the 2nd year that Miller-Valentine Group co-sponsored this community service event with Caring Partners International (CPI). Caring Partners is a non-profit organization that not only sends medical supplies and volunteer care teams on medical mission trips around the world. They also successfully created and launched a Tri-State care program focused on southwest Ohio which provides healthcare supplies and personal hygiene products to the neediest in those communities. CPI works to equip local organizations (churches, drop-in centers, halfway houses, food banks) in meeting community needs.

Several Miller-Valentine Group Vendors joined the effort and provided supplies to fill the bags:

Caring Partners distributed the care bags to the following groups:

In addition to care bags, a raffle was held with the proceeds, $308 donated to CPI to help cover their cost of the personal care items.  Raffle items included:

This effort was coordinated by the Miller-Valentine Group Helping Hands committee, a team of Associates who identify and provide opportunities for Miller-Valentine Associates to engage in community service.