SCRANTON — Prudential Retirement Associates recently participated in the company’s annual Backpack Challenge, a global movement to help children experiencing stressful transitions in their lives. The program encourages associates and teams to fill backpacks with school and personal items for local children of various ages.
The goal of the initiative is to help ease the difficult transitions and hardships children and teens face by providing them with school supplies, personal belongings and a sense of security and ownership. In addition to helping children in need, Prudential Associates also strives to increase public awareness of the challenges that children and teens in transition face.
The Prudential Retirement Associates at the local corporate office in Scranton collected and filled backpacks with school supplies and personal items, including toiletries, sleepwear, health and beauty aids and other gifts. Prudential Cares Team Members Jennifer Megivern, Judy Brown, Dave Perks and Ellen Farrell delivered 110 backpacks to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast PA on Aug. 11.