King of Prussia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2017 -- ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists announced that they donated almost 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need through their Backpack Donation Drive. The purpose of the annual drive is to assist in giving children in need essential materials for starting off the school year successfully.
Participating ImageFIRST locations each picked a charitable organization to donate the backpacks to. Each organization provided a list of the specific supplies and materials they needed. Requested items included basics such as notebooks, pencils, tissues, scissors, pencil cases, glue sticks, rulers, folders, water bottles, hand sanitizer, tape, crayons and colored pencils.
ImageFIRST purchased all of the backpacks, and associates were only responsible for purchasing the school supplies. Once the drive ended, a handful of associates at each location filled the backpacks with the purchased items. Several ImageFIRST locations throughout the United States participated in the drive, with some of them donating 100 or more backpacks each.
Of the locations that donated the most, ImageFIRST's Lancaster branch donated 192 backpacks to Hands Across the Street, North Carolina donated 144 to Union Hill Elementary and Fairview Elementary, Atlanta donated 100 to Foster Cares, and the Corporate Office in King of Prussia donated 100 to The Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia.
ImageFIRST provides medical linen and laundry products and services throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. ImageFIRST locations also regularly participate in community giving events to fulfill the company's Purpose to positively impact the lives of their associates, their community, their customers, and their patients. To learn more, interested parties can contact ImageFIRST by calling 1-800-932-7472 or by visiting their website at http://www.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.