STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Five hundred elementary school students at PS 31, New Brighton, will be starting the new school year with an essential assortment of brand new classroom supplies, courtesy of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR).
Now in its 11th year, SIBOR’s “Pack To School” program has provided thousands of backpacks stocked with marble notebooks, a ruler, crayons (24-count), washable markers, pocket folders, glue sticks, pencils and a pencil box to Island school children.
“This program is close to our hearts,” said Tracy Cangiano, president of SIBOR. “We always look forward to seeing the smiles of local school children on the day we deliver the supplies.”
This year, SIBOR’s goal is to give away at least 500 backpacks filled with student essentials, said Linda F. Smith, SIBOR director of membership and coordinator of SIBOR’s Pack to School program.
“The more, the better, as children are our community’s most precious asset,” Ms. Smith said.
In addition to the supplies, each child is presented with a “Best Wishes for a Successful School Year” note.
On Sept. 10, Realtor volunteers from across the Island will spend the morning personally distributing supply-filled backpacks to the students.
Anyone who would like to make a donation, or learn more about “Pack To School,” should contact Ms. Smith, at 718-928-3230.
Items may be dropped off at all participating Realtor offices, and SIBOR headquarters at 1535 Richmond Ave., Bulls Head.
About The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)
The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest not-for-profit trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.
SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically; and to promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.
Comprised of over 1,600 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.
SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 3,000 real estate transactions every year.
All SIBOR members belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
SIBOR may be reached at 718-979-0007 and viewed online at http://siborrealtors.com. SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at “Staten Island Board of Realtors,” on Twitter via @SIBOR, and on YouTube at the Staten Island Board of Realtors and RelevantPR channels.
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