PEARL RIVER – Orange and Rockland Utilities has donated $15,000 to help support People to People’s Back to School with Dignity effort, a program that since 1994 has sent thousands of Rockland County’s children in need back to school each year ready to succeed.
O&R has contributed over $100,000 to this program since 2001.
The program distributed about 1,500 backpacks full of school supplies this year. Distribution was made this week through a curbside pick-up operation staffed by a team of volunteers to minimize any potential crowd-related COVID-19 health impacts.
O&R’s Director of Regional and Community Affairs Neil Winter, the president of the People to People Board of Directors, said, “Giving students the tools they need helps them feel prepared, confident and ready to do their best.”