Tele­phone Pi­o­neers present back­packs to school

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Mem­bers of Tri­con Club Bell Aliant Tele­phone Pi­o­neers pre­sented five back­packs to Kevin Giles prin­ci­pal of All Hal­lows Ele­men­tary School on Aug. 30.

The North River school was one of seven schools in the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion re­gion to ben­e­fit from this pro­gramme.

Bell Aliant and The Bell Aliant Pi­o­neers say they are “ very proud to sup­port the Back­pack For Kids Pro­gram, now in its sev­enth year.” Since the pro­gramme’s in­cep­tion, the Pi­o­neers say, “ we have do­nated over 15,000 back­packs across the Bell Aliant ter­ri­tory. So far this year we have filled over 3,000 back­packs at Bell Aliant and the num­ber keeps grow­ing ev­ery day.”

Bell Al iant pur­chases the back­packs and em­ploy­ees, re­tirees and spon­sors buy school sup­plies to fill them. Each back­pack is val­ued at over $ 50.

A spokesman for the group said thou­sands of school chil­dren across the re­gion will be bet­ter equipped for an­other school year be­cause of the con­tin­ued com­mit­ment of Bell Aliant em­ploy­ees, re­tires, spon­sors and Pi­o­neer vol­un­teers.

The Bell Aliant Pi­o­neers or­ga­ni­za­tion in At­lantic Canada leads the col­lec­tion and dis­tri­bu­tion of the back­packs to en­sure they reach the schools in time for the school year to be­gin.

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