MANCHESTER, NH. (August 30, 2017): EPE Corporation, a high-reliability Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company, has organized a Backpack & School Supplies Drive to benefit Jewett Street Elementary School in Manchester.
“Last year EPE and our employees focused on collecting backpacks and school supplies for kids in our community. While we still wanted to collect these items again this year, we also aimed to do more,” says James “JD” Bell, Jr., President and CEO of EPE Corporation. “Therefore, we reached out to our electronic suppliers and they very generously pitched in.”
“Arrow Electronics, Avnet Electronics and TTI, Inc., all have contributed to our drive. As a result, EPE will not only donate many boxes filled with backpacks and school supplies, but EPE will also donate funds to Jewett Street Elementary so that they can buy some equipment they need,” he added. “These funds donated by our suppliers, along with an EPE matching contribution, has really made a difference in the success of this drive.”
Peter Lubelczyk, Principal of Jewett Street Elementary School, commented, “The majority of our school funding is ear marked for critical staffing, so this donation will help us with much needed equipment,” notes, “With this donation, we are able to buy an ‘ELMO’, an overhead projector that facilitates classroom studies. The teachers are thrilled. We will also allocate these funds for our student activity account, which is used to reimburse teachers for student projects, fund field trips etc.”
This second annual Backpack and School Supply Donation Drive is part of an ongoing community-oriented campaign celebrating EPE Corporation’s 50-plus years in business. This donation drive is just one of many events EPE Corporation organizes throughout the year in order to support its community.
EPE Corporation has been a trusted, high-reliability Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) expert since 1965. EPE is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) located in Manchester, NH and focuses on the high-reliability markets of defense, aerospace, medical, robotics, industrial and RF Communications.
To find out more about EPE Corporation, please call 603-669-9181 or visit our website at www.epecorp.com.