STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Aug. 9, 2018) – More than 300 local elementary school students will be starting the new school year with an assortment of brand new classroom supplies, courtesy of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR).
Now in its 16th year, SIBOR’s “Pack To School” program has provided thousands of backpacks stocked with marble notebooks, a ruler, crayons, washable markers, pocket folders, glue sticks, pencils and a pencil box to Island school children.
This year, SIBOR’s goal is to once again provide hundreds of backpacks filled with student essentials, said Linda F. Smith, SIBOR director of membership and coordinator of SIBOR’s Pack To School program.
The supplies represent donations and merchandise from the Island’s real estate professionals and arrive at SIBOR’s offices to be apportioned into backpacks.
“Putting the supplies into the backpacks becomes a large effort with participation by Realtors, family members, students seeking community-service hours, and other volunteers,” Ms. Smith said.
In addition to the supplies, each child is presented with a “Best Wishes for a Successful School Year” note.
In early September, Realtor volunteers from across the Island will spend a morning personally distributing supply-filled backpacks to the students.
Anyone who would like to make a donation, or learn more about “Pack To School,” may contact Ms. Smith at 718-928-3230.
Items may be dropped off at all participating Realtor offices and at SIBOR headquarters, 1150 South Ave., Suite 303, Bloomfield.
About the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)
Established in 1915, the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest professional and 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 promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.
Comprised of more than 2,000 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 5,000 real estate transactions every year.
All SIBOR Realtors belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).