‘Back to School Drive’ Drops Off Back to School Items at Franklin Elementary

City National Bank donated backpacks filled with school supplies to Franklin Elementary students.

Franklin Elementary School students grinned and giggled as City National Bank and United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) staff recently outfitted them with backpacks and classroom supplies to get them ready for the new school year.

As part of City National Bank ’s 8th annual Back to School Drive, 26 students – grades kindergarten through 2 – received a backpack loaded with goodies like markers, pencils, paper and scissors to help them as classes get underway. City National has been teaming with United Way of Santa Barbara County since 2014 to bring the program to local students.

“A student’s classroom focus should be on the lesson, not on whether they have enough paper for the day or that they don’t have a ruler,” said Steve Ortiz, UWSBC President. “Education is key to these students’ futures, and we’re so grateful to City National Bank for providing them with these essential tools.”

For more about UWSBC and contributing to the organization’s efforts, visit www.unitedwaysb.org.

About United Way of Santa Barbara County

United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) has the unique and positive vision that “in our community, everyone has a hopeful future.” Since 1923, UWSBC has served Santa Barbara County community through funding, volunteer development, and by utilizing its own unique initiatives that involve dozens of local non-profit and public sector agencies. UWSBC’s local community driven Power of Partnership™ priorities help children, families & seniors with a focus on Education, Income and Health.

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