Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/25/2017 -- ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists is currently holding their annual Nation-Wide Backpack Donation Drive for the third year in a row. During this drive, the individual locations of ImageFIRST throughout the United States fill backpacks with school supplies to send to students. The purpose of this drive is to supply children in need with all materials they need to go back to school this fall ready to succeed.
Participating ImageFIRST locations, including ImageFIRST Miami, choose which organization in need they would like to send the backpacks to. The Corporate Office decided to donate their backpacks to children in Kindergarten through 6th grade at The Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia.
The organization that each location chooses will provide a list of requested materials to fill the backpacks with based off of the children's' unique needs. Supplies requested typically include composition books, spiral books, pencils, tissues, scissors, pencil cases, glue, rulers, folders, hand sanitizer, tape, crayons/colored pencils, and more. The local office manager of each participating location circulates this list to associates along with a designated drop-off spot for the supplies.
Associates are only responsible for purchasing supplies, while the ImageFIRST's local office purchases all backpacks. Associates can also request donations for supplies from family and friends.
This event kicked off on Monday, July 3rd and the final count of donations will take place on Monday, July 31st. ImageFIRST's goal for this year is to meet and surpass last year's donation of over 1,000 backpacks to local organizations.
ImageFIRST Miami provides medical linen products and services for medical facilities throughout the Miami, FL area. The associates at this location, and all others across the United States, understand the importance of giving back and providing students with resources that will encourage them to learn, which is the primary purpose of this Nation-Wide Backpack Drive.
To learn more about ImageFIRST Miami and their products and services, including hospital scrubs in Fort Lauderdale, FL, call 800-932-7472 or visit http://miami.imagefirst.com/.
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST® is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the healthcare market. ImageFIRST's 36 locations nationwide serve over 11,000 medical facilities every week providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and more while managing their clients' linen inventory for cost management. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality products and remarkable service: their Comfort Care® line of gowns are proven to increase patients' favorable perception of a facility by more than 50%. For more information about ImageFIRST, your cost-effective solution for greater patient satisfaction, please visit http://www.imagefirst.com.