City National Bank & United Way Provides 100 Backpacks to Franklin Elementary School

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City National Bank & United Way Provides 100 Backpacks to Franklin Elementary School
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Source: United Way of Santa Barbara County

100 students at Franklin Elementary School received backpacks filled with school supplies compliments of City National Bank in partnership with United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC). These back-to-school backpacks were loaded with tools like markers, pencils, paper, and scissors to help ensure youth have the supplies necessary for a successful school year. City National Bank also provided Franklin Elementary School with a $1,000 Barnes & Noble gift card to fill their library with new books. 

City National Bank has partnered with United Way of Santa Barbara County since 2014 to bring their Back to School Drive program to local students. 

“We are proud to support local students every year with much needed back-to-school supplies. We cherish our longstanding partnership with United Way and Franklin Elementary School.” said Amber Ortiz, Senior Vice President at City National Bank. 

“Many local students and families from low-resource neighborhoods do not have easy access to necessary school supplies,” said Melinda Cabrera, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships of United Way of Santa Barbara County. “We are so grateful to City National Bank for providing these students with essential tools that will help stay focused on learning.”

United Way of Santa Barbara County is committed to developing and leading local programs and partnerships that improve school readiness and academic achievement for Santa Barbara County students and families. School supply drives play an important role in ensuring that all students are able to begin the school year ready to learn and succeed. 

Thank you to City National Bank for their generosity and support of local students in our community.


About United Way of Santa Barbara County

Since 1923, United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) has been a key leader in local efforts to empower children, families, and communities through its own unique collaborative programs and initiatives, partnership convening efforts, volunteer development, and funding. UWSBC’s mission is to enrich the lives of children and families and build resilient communities by leading local programs and partnerships that improve school readiness and academic achievement, financial empowerment, and crisis response and recovery. To learn more, please visit unitedwaysb.org.

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ParvoPup Oct 17, 2021 05:39 PM
City National Bank & United Way Provides 100 Backpacks to Franklin Elementary School

Not to be snotty but CNN had a blurb yesterday about $15 Billion in cash sent out to families with spawn yesterday as part of the Enhanced Child Tax Credit program.

According to the news rip, the average family received in excess of 5 grand.

So why are we still handing free stuff when these same families are getting this money?

Seems like a double-dip to me.

ChillinGrillin Oct 18, 2021 01:44 PM
City National Bank & United Way Provides 100 Backpacks to Franklin Elementary School

It's not a $5000 new credit. The esteemed peanut gallery representative is fudging the numbers to make a point. Parents get $1000-$1600 extra per child: half given out in 6 monthly installments, the other half the next time they file taxes. For context, the total amount of the last administration's tax cuts for the wealthy was 153 times more than what these tax credits cost.

letmego Oct 18, 2021 12:48 PM
City National Bank & United Way Provides 100 Backpacks to Franklin Elementary School

So, you are complaining about a bank and the United way donating backpacks and books?

And you are complaining about parents getting a $5000 credit - do you think that, with rents and food costs increasing like they are - that there is room there for backpacks?

I'm genuinely puzzled - and yes, you are being snotty. It's like you don't understand that many families in this town spend in excess of 50% of their income on rent.

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