Students at Title One schools and shelters across the country are the beneficiaries of school supplies after Mission 500 teamed with new angel sponsor ADI Global Distribution this past January for a silent auction charity event held at the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta.

The generosity of the silent auction participants, corporate donations from ADI, as well as ADI’s supplier partners, helped Mission 500 to exceed expectations and raise more than $45,000 for the Compassion Care Packs that will go to Title 1 School recipients. These care packs are for Title 1 schools with large concentrations of low-income students. 

“We were very honored to sponsor and host this event,” said Rob Aarnes, president of ADI Global Distribution. “Teaming up with our supplier partners to raise funds to support Mission 500 was a great way to start our annual ADI North America sales kick-off meeting. As a leading distributor, we’re always look for ways to give back in the local communities we serve. And by partnering with Mission 500, we’re able to help mobilize resources to help students in need across the country.”

The funds raised at the ADI event will also be used to host Care Pack Events across the country as well as help resource other significant Mission 500 initiatives which will benefit children attending Title 1 schools or living in shelters.