Yesterday, in the spirit of giving, 50 EYA staffer's gathered for a "build-a-backpack" event benefiting Luther Jackson Middle School in Fairfax. EYA met at Angelika Film Center in Mosaic District to fill the 50 backpacks with supplies for low-income 8th graders at the nearby school.
The event was funded by the EYA Foundation, along with a generous donation from Guernsey Office Products. The school, adjacent to EYA's townhomes at Mosaic District, has 40% of its students on free or reduced lunches, creating a real need for donated items like backpacks and school supplies.
About the EYA Foundation
The EYA Foundation was established to support EYA's efforts in philanthropy. Its mission is to positively impact the lives of residents living near neighborhoods where EYA builds homes. The Foundation's core focus areas include job training for adults, education opportunities for children, beautification of blighted neighborhoods and improved living conditions for residents.