The Marine Industry Cares Foundation, based in Fort Lauderdale, last week presented 50 backpacks filled with school supplies to New River Middle School and Stranahan High School after a month-long campaign that saw numerous marine industry businesses and professionals donating to the cause.
The Back Pack Drive initiative was part of the MICF’s community action efforts and is benefiting the middle school and high school because of the long-term relationship the industry has with New River Middle as a marine magnet school and the recent involvement with Stranahan High School as the MICF Marine Immersion Summer Camp school.
“MICF launched this effort with the goal of helping 50 students who need the assistance start the school year with the important supplies in hand and ready for success,” MICF chairman and publisher of The Triton News David Reed said in a statement. “The foundation had fantastic support from across the industry, with IGY Marinas partnering with MICF to provide the backpacks and Maritime Professional Training, Marine Industries Association of South Florida and The Triton serving as supply drop-off locations.”
The Marine Industry Cares Foundation is a maritime industry non-profit organization that brings the marine and local communities together by raising money and awareness for local charities supporting children and families.