Local AT&T pioneers donate over 650 new backpacks to Milwaukee elementary school students

September 2, 2016


On Thursday, August 25, 2016, over 650 Milwaukee elementary school students received new backpacks filled with school supplies for the new school year, thanks to a donation from the Milwaukee area AT&T Pioneers. The AT&T Pioneers visited seven Milwaukee schools to donate the new backpacks and school supplies as part of their annual “Tools for Learning Project.” Each year, the Pioneers work to raise money, purchase supplies, and stuff backpacks to help needy students start the school year full supplied and ready to learn. The schools which received donations this year were Marvin E. Pratt Elementary School, Elm Creative Arts School, Brown Street Academy, Clarke Street School, St. Aemilian, and Siloah Lutheran School. The AT&T Pioneers are a local organization of employees and retirees who volunteer their time to various community causes.