Students at Crosspointe Elementary School in Boynton Beach, Fla. will now have essential school supplies, provided by COPS Monitoring, thanks to Mission 500’s sixth annual Back to School Backpack Event.

Rather than meeting in-person to assemble the backpacks and distributing them directly to the students at Crosspointe Elementary School, the school supplies, bags and mental health items were shipped to the school so that teachers can sort the items and distribute them safely.

Select team members from COPS Monitoring visited the school to distribute handwritten notes and information on employment opportunities for parents and guardians of students.

 “This year has even more meaning and a greater sense of urgency due to the increased economic hardships inflicted on many members of our community as the result of the pandemic,” said Jim McMullen, COPS Monitoring president. “In addition to providing children necessary school supplies and the essential tools to begin the school year, we continue to make it a priority to also help parents with the goal of improving the wellbeing of each family.”

The Axis Southeast team also participated by purchasing supplies on Crosspointe’s Amazon Wishlist using Amazon Smile.

“Our children are our future leaders, so it is important that we give them the tools that they need to succeed in school and in life,” said Tina Sprigg, the local regional sales manager at Axis Communications.

Ken Gould, Mission 500 chairman, expressed his team’s appreciation for being able to support the annual Back to School Backpack Event, even in its new format.

“The security industry is a dedicated and generous group of individuals, and we thank them for their time and financial donations that make this annual event a success,” Gould said. “While circumstances may have made this a bit more challenging for 2020, the spirit of our partners and sponsors helped make this an extra special project.”