United Way NCA and Enterprise Holdings Deliver 1,300 Bags of Critical Items to Francis C. Hammond Middle School

May 31, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC (May 31, 2022) – On Wednesday, May 18, United Way of the National Capital Area celebrated two milestones: the 10th annual Do More 24 – a social movement that brings together charities, private companies, and donors committed to making a difference in the community – as well as its partnership with Enterprise Holdings. Enterprise has partnered with United Way NCA for the fifth consecutive year, delivering over 1,300 bags of critical school and hygiene supplies to Hammond Middle School in Alexandria, Virginia.

Enterprise Holdings employees presented the drawstring bags of school and hygiene supplies to Hammond Middle School Principal Pierrette P. Finney, Alexandria Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Hutchings, Enterprise volunteers also participated in a kit packing event that day that provided students with fun yet educational materials to enjoy over the summer break.

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L to R: Ian Gordon, Vice President, Community Impact and Engagement, United Way of the National Capital Area; Coe Bockmier, General Manager, Enterprise Holdings Group; Dr. Pierette Finney, Principal, Francis C. Hammond Middle School; Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr., Superintendent, Alexandria Public Schools; Cindy Kowal, Director of Operations, Communities in Schools; Madelyn Giblin, Community School Coordinator.

During the welcoming ceremony of the event, Ian Gordon, Vice President, Community Impact & Engagement, United Way of the National Capital Area, presented Enterprise Holdings Group General Manager Coe Bockmier with a certificate of appreciation from United Way of the National Capital Area.

“With the support of our partners, we have seen great improvements in each student’s ability to progress to high school with more academic confidence and emotional stability because of the staff and programs at each school site,” said Gordon. “This morning filled me with joy as I witnessed Enterprise Holding volunteers unloading 320 drawstring bags full of school and hygiene supplies! Their generosity in volunteer hours and donated goods is an example of how we are Better United.”

For the last five years, Enterprise employees have donated much-needed items to the students and families of Francis C. Hammond Middle School, which is one of your United Way NCA’s five community schools located throughout the Greater Washington Region.

“Enterprises’ continued support is a great example of what brings us together each year for United Way of the National Capital Area’s annual Do More 24 day of giving,” added Gordon. “This social movement brings together charities, private companies, and donors committed to making a difference in the community and has supported more than 1,200 nonprofit organizations raising more than 13.7 million dollars for this region’s heroes and the nonprofits that support the community every day.”

Do More 24 is a day when members of the community are encouraged to think about what they care most about; learn what others are doing to solve our region’s most pressing social problems, like food insecurity, inequities in education and resources for students, mental health challenges, the digital divide, or the emergence out of this current health crisis. To learn more, please visit ​​https://www.domore24.org/.

About United Way of the National Capital Area

United Way of the National Capital Area works to improve the health, education and economic opportunity of every person in the National Capital community. United Way NCA has been improving lives by creating measurable impact in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties for nearly 50 years. In 2020, United Way NCA was among 384 organizations across the United States to receive a generous transformational investment from novelist and venture philanthropist, MacKenzie Scott. For more information about United Way of the National Capital Area, visit UnitedWayNCA.org.