Helping Kids Get the School Year Off to a Great Start

Imagine getting to work and finding that you had no paper, no pens, no sticky notes, no printer, no ink. Getting through the work day would definitely be a challenge. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about it because Rogards is here for you, making sure you have everything you need to get your job done.

For the second year in a row, we’re also making sure that students in our community have everything they need to get their jobs done!  Working with Champaign West Rotary, we donated 120 backpacks full of supplies to students at Kenwood and Garden Hills Elementary Schools.  Our own CEO Chad Hoffman was on hand to deliver the backpacks earlier this week. “At Rogards, we’ve always believed that being able to make a difference in our community is one of the best things about being local business owners. We love being able to help kids in our area. This is one of our favorite community outreach projects, and we hope to be able to expand the program to help even more children in our community in the coming years by partnering with other schools, service clubs, and PTOs.”

Mike Hirschi, President of Champaign West Rotary says, “Helping those in need is an important part of Rotary’s mission, both internationally and right here at home. Champaign West Rotary completes dozens of service projects each year, and the backpack program is something we’re very proud of because it’s a way to put local children on a path to success.”

From the school’s perspective, the donation is very much appreciated. Trevor Nadrozny, Principal of Kenwood Elementary says, “We really appreciate all the support in getting the kids ready for school. We get requests throughout the year for kids needing backpacks and supplies, so this donation will go a long way.” “We’re so thankful for this donation,” says Garden Hills Principal Delores Lloyd. “The kids love picking out their new backpacks and when they find out the bags are full of supplies they’re even more excited. It’s a great way to start off the year.”

Kenwood Prinicpal Trevor Nadrozny, Rogards CEO Chad Hoffman, and Kenwood student Oscar

Garden Hills Principal Delores Lloyd and Rogards CEO Chad Hoffman