SANTA BARBARA – About 100 students at Franklin Elementary School have received backpacks filled with school supplies, thanks to the City National Bank.
The bank made this donation as part of its partnership with United Way of Santa Barbara County.
The backpacks were loaded with tools such as markers, pencils, paper and scissors.
The City National Bank also provided Franklin Elementary School with a $ 1,000 Barnes & Noble gift card to fill the school library with new books.
“We are proud to support local students each year by providing them with much-needed back-to-school supplies. We cherish our long-standing partnership with United Way and Franklin Elementary School, ”Amber Ortiz, senior vice president of the bank, said in a press release.
Melinda Cabrera, vice president of strategic partnerships for United Way of Santa Barbara County, noted that many local students and families live in low-resource neighborhoods and do not have access to necessary school supplies. “We are so grateful to City National Bank for providing these students with essential tools that will help them stay focused on learning. “
To learn more about the United Way, visit unitedwaysb.org.