Backpacks for Kids Sends 127 Kids to School in the Dominican Republic
Fibernetics in-house charity provides school supplies for the underprivileged
CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO–(July 28, 2015) – Fibernetics is very proud to announce that due to their in-house charity, Backpacks for Kids, 127 Dominican children have been provided the necessary supplies allowing them to attend school this year.
In the Dominican Republic, children are not allowed to attend school unless they are properly attired and supplied. Due to a high poverty rate that means many children cannot get the education they so desperately need. To that end, each Fibernetics supplied backpack contained notebooks, pencils, erasers, glue, rulers, etc. For younger kids, they include materials like crayons and pencil crayons, too. Children also received a gift certificate for $1000 peso, which can be used toward buying their school uniform. This amount of money is enough to buy a pair of pants, a dress shirt and socks.
VP in Charge of the Fibernetics Contact Centre, Pete Cross said, “I love kids. I have lived down here for 10 years, but it still pains me to see the poverty around me on an everyday basis. Kids with clothes falling off their backs or no shoes on their feet… Kids who are 7 or 8 years old forced to work in the streets either shining shoes or begging for money.”
“I can’t imagine that a child would not be educated simply because they didn’t have enough money to buy pencils and erasers. There are so many very poor families in the DR, and without proper school supplies or a uniform they are not allowed to attend school.”
Money for Backpacks for Kids is raised throughout the year by various programs and events run by Fibernetics, and its various divisions and associated companies and will celebrate its five-year anniversary in 2016.
“Backpacks for Kids started over a casual conversation I had with Peter Cross and now it’s a company wide supported initiative,” said Fibernetics President John Stix. “We just couldn’t be anymore proud that we are able to send these children to school. Caring is at the heart of who we are. We understand that by helping others achieve their dreams we allow ours to flourish as well. It’s humbling to be this company’s president.”
Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, Fibernetics goes “Beyond Telecom” by providing superior products and services at the fairest prices to the Canadian marketplace with a singular focus on customer service in everything they do. Selected as a regional finalist in the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for 2014, Fibernetics has its own national infrastructure that delivers a full range of voice and data services for residential customers through Worldline and for business clients with the NEWT Business Phone System and Business Internet. Website: https://www.fibernetics.ca/ Twitter: @fibernetics
John Stix – Fibernetics President