One in four local students comes from a family that can’t afford to cover their grocery bill, let alone school supplies. With only a few weeks of summer left, the more than 1,300 homeless students enrolled in Fifth Third Bank’s Summer of Dreams program will be ready and equipped for school – thanks to a massive backpack stuffing event at A Gift For Teaching, one of the program’s community partners. Volunteers, sponsors and students will fill backpacks, assembly-line style. The supplies will later be delivered to all Summer of Dreams camp locations for distribution to local homeless students.
Now in its third year, Summer of Dreams provides homeless children in Central Florida with food, academic enrichment, mentoring and school supplies, plus financial counseling for parents.
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About Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $121 billion in assets and operates 18 affiliates with 1,320 full-service Banking Centers, including 104 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,426 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 28% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of March 31, 2013, had $318 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $27 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor informationand press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® National Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC.
About A Gift For Teaching
A Gift For Teaching is a Central Florida non-profit organization that serves 324 public schools in Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties. The Free Store in Orlando and its satellite stores, A Gift For Teaching of Osceola County and A Gift For Teaching – Seminole, are funded by and stocked by local individuals and companies. Since 1998, more than $54 million worth of school supplies, including essential classroom tools such as pencils, notebooks, glue, backpacks, art supplies and books have been distributed to local students in need. http://www.agiftforteaching.