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Larry H. Miller Dealerships joins partners to Pack A Backpack for Colorado students

Larry H. Miller dealerships will fill a showroom vehicle at each of its 10 Denver and Boulder locations with school supplies to get into the hands of children in need, July 6-31

Denver—Larry H. Miller Dealerships on Wednesday announced a partnership with Denver7 and The Salvation Army for the annual Pack A Backpack school supply drive, July 6-31. The campaign aims to get backpacks full of supplies into the hands of children in need across the Denver metro area and Boulder for the 2020-21 school year.

With more than 41 percent of Colorado students qualifying for free and reduced lunch before Covid-19, the need for school supplies has always existed. But the demand this year is expected to be higher as the number of families experiencing poverty is likely to increase. As a result of the pandemic, The Salvation Army has served three times the number of people they usually would to meet the needs of families now experiencing unemployment. As school districts across the state determine how they will operate in the fall, distance learning in the spring showed the need for learning supplies at home, as well as in the classrooms.

“We remain committed to education and doing what we can to ensure children don’t go without the essential tools they need to be successful, whether they’re learning in the classroom or remotely at home.”

— Ray Reilly, Larry H. Miller Dealerships

“Larry H. Miller Dealerships understands the unique challenges facing families this year,” said Ray Reilly, senior vice president of operations, Larry H. Miller Dealerships. “We remain committed to education and doing what we can to ensure children don’t go without the essential tools they need to be successful, whether they’re learning in the classroom or remotely at home. We are proud to partner with Denver7 and The Salvation Army, who share the same commitment to student investment and community impact.”

Throughout July, with help from customers and employees, Larry H. Miller dealerships will fill a showroom vehicle at each of its 10 Denver and Boulder locations with school supplies. This year’s needs include backpacks, pencils, highlighters, scissors, binders, rulers, calculators and hand sanitizer. Collection bins will be at Larry H. Miller locations in Denver, Aurora, Centennial, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, Thornton, Federal Heights and Boulder. To ensure the safety of employees and customers, dealerships are following recommended health and safety guidelines, including increased cleaning and disinfecting, employees wearing masks and social distancing.

Monetary contributions can be made online at www.PackABackpack.org. A contribution of just $15 can provide a backpack filled with supplies for a child in need. The campaign will benefit qualifying students throughout Colorado in grades 1 through 8 who receive assistance from The Salvation Army as well as designated Title I schools throughout Denver and Boulder.

For more information on Pack A Backpack, visit LHMPackABackpack.com.

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