Area youths receive back to school gifts from Prudential at Children’s Advocacy Center


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Representatives of Prudential Retirement Associates visit the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA to deliver 110 backpacks, which the group collected and packed with gifts for the children and teens who attend the center for child abuse intervention services. From left, first row, are Jess Farrell, of Children’s Advocacy Center; Judy Brown, of Prudential Retirement and Executive Director Mary Ann LaPorta, of Children’s Advocacy Center. Second row, Ellen Farrell, Dave Perks and Jennifer Megivern, all of Prudential Retirement.


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A teen walks into the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA for services after picking out her free backpack donated by Prudential Retirement Associates.


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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.

Representatives of Prudential Retirement Associates visit the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA to deliver 110 backpacks, which the group collected and packed with gifts for the children and teens who attend the center for child abuse intervention services. From left, first row, are Jess Farrell, of Children’s Advocacy Center; Judy Brown, of Prudential Retirement and Executive Director Mary Ann LaPorta, of Children’s Advocacy Center. Second row, Ellen Farrell, Dave Perks and Jennifer Megivern, all of Prudential Retirement.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_ABJ-Backpacks-1.jpgRepresentatives of Prudential Retirement Associates visit the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA to deliver 110 backpacks, which the group collected and packed with gifts for the children and teens who attend the center for child abuse intervention services. From left, first row, are Jess Farrell, of Children’s Advocacy Center; Judy Brown, of Prudential Retirement and Executive Director Mary Ann LaPorta, of Children’s Advocacy Center. Second row, Ellen Farrell, Dave Perks and Jennifer Megivern, all of Prudential Retirement. Submitted photos

A teen walks into the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA for services after picking out her free backpack donated by Prudential Retirement Associates.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_ABJ-Backpacks-2.jpgA teen walks into the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA for services after picking out her free backpack donated by Prudential Retirement Associates. Submitted photos

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Information provided by the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA.

Information provided by the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA.

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