FFAM360 Sends Kids Back to School Prepared With Backpack Drive
As children return to school across the country, the FFAM360 family of companies is teaming together to provide children and their families with backpacks and the supplies they need to start the school year off right.
As part of their 2018 Intentional Living Campaign, Business With a Purpose, the FFAM360 offices in Atlanta, Phoenix, and Paso Robles are launching a Back to School campaign. Each office is supplying 5 children in each respective local community with backpacks filled with much-needed school supplies. Management and employees in each office are donating backpacks and various school supplies to help local children start the year with materials that promote learning and make an immediate positive impact on their school experience.
Since 2007, the Huntington Backpack Index has tracked the annual cost of school supplies and fees. According to the 2018 Huntington Backpack Index, parents can expect to pay:
- $637 per elementary school child
- $941 per middle school child
- $1,355 per high school child
For families living in poverty or experiencing financial distress, the cost of school supplies can be overwhelming. FFAM360 recognizes that it isn’t just the families who feel the financial burden of increasing school supply costs. When children arrive at school unprepared, it’s often the teachers who are left to purchase the missing supplies that are essential for kids to succeed. The kindness of FFAM360 employees helps not only the 15 children and their families, but also their school communities.
“FFAM is invested in our local communities, and especially the success of our children. Arriving to school feeling ready to learn is the first step to a better year and a brighter future,” says Chief Investment Officer and President Matthew Maloney. “It’s important to have the right tools for the job. For kids, those tools are backpacks, basic supplies, and the positive attitudes that come from feeling prepared. Thanks to the generosity of our employees, these children will walk into school this year with a feeling of confidence and their heads held high.”
The FFAM360 group of companies was founded in 2002 with the vision of creating a best-in-class organization that combines leading revenue management with institutional capital. FFAM360 deploys world-class people, operations, and technology to deliver revenue-cycle solutions to their clients that optimize their credit and revenue lifecycle. FFAM360 has achieved many significant awards and recognitions including being honored by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (“WBENC”) as a Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise. FFAM360 is located just outside Atlanta, GA, with satellite offices in Phoenix, AZ and Paso Robles, CA.