Waste Management Donates 200 Backpacks to Campers

August 12, 2018

Waste Management put on a back to school event at the Gifford Youth Achievement Center in Indian River County and donated nearly 200 backpacks stuffed school supplies. GYAC is dedicated to increasing high school graduation rates among deserving students and promoting parental involvement. The event was highly successful with the attendance of a county commissioner, print media and TV coverage. The Indian River County School district produced this video.



Supporting and engaging with our local community is something we take to heart. Many people know us as the big, green trucks, but we are so much more than just a company that collects garbage and recycling. We value being a community partner, and by donating backpacks and school supplies to local children, we know it will give them self-assurance to succeed. 

- Amy Boyson, Community Affairs Manager at Waste Management