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EffectiveUI Collects More than 500 Pounds of Supplies for Denver Area Students

DENVER, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EffectiveUI, as part of its participation in the Volunteers of America and 9News "Stuff for Students School Supply Drive," recently collected and delivered nearly $7,500 worth of school supplies to Denver-area children.  

EffectiveUI collected and donated $7,500 worth of supplies for local students as part of the "Stuff for Students School Supply Drive."

EffectiveUI donated 55 backpacks, and then staff members collected nearly 500 pounds of supplies to fill them. The backpacks – customized with supplies for both elementary and middle/high school needs – were delivered directly to students currently residing at two Volunteers of America facilities: The Family Motel, serving families, women, youth and others needing short term housing; and the Brandon Center, serving women and children affected by domestic violence.  

Eighteen percent of Colorado children live in poverty, with 31 percent of Denver's children below the poverty line. With Colorado schools facing unprecedented budget cuts and the number of children living in poverty continuing to grow, more students than ever are starting school without the necessary tools to succeed.

"Supporting our schools and students benefits the entire community, and we are proud to have participated in this drive to provide the tools for these kids to have a successful school year," said David Maren, VP of Brand Strategy and Innovation, EffectiveUI.

The National Retail Federation estimates that the average cost for school supplies for the 2014-2015 school year is $101.18 per student.

Since 2005, 9News and Volunteers of America have partnered in the annual, statewide Stuff for Students program, which runs through. The 2014 supply drive has raised nearly $40,000 worth of supplies that will benefit 100,000 students across Colorado this school year. 

About EffectiveUI
Guided by the belief that technology will only live up to its promise when it is well designed, EffectiveUI creates transformational digital products, experiences and insights for the Fortune 500 and ambitious innovators. Drawing on our deep expertise in UX and technology, we help organizations reinvent significant aspects of their business – from the experience they provide to their customers, to the tools they use to streamline operations, to the products they bring to market, to the ways their workforce stays connected. Learn more at effectiveui.com

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About Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives.  Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including the frail elderly, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, homeless individuals and women and their children escaping domestic violence.  For more information about Volunteers of America, visit www.voacolorado.org

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EffectiveUI team members fill backpacks to deliver to students as part of the Volunteers of America "Stuff for Students School Supply Drive."

 

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