Service + Solidarity Spotlight: IUPAT Members Donate School Supplies to Students in Rockford, Illinois


Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

Members of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 30 delivered backpacks and school supplies to more than 450 children set to return to classrooms at Lewis Lemon Elementary in Rockford, Illinois, next week. The items were purchased by the union and The Patch Foundation. City Mayor Thomas McNamara joined IUPAT members who made their delivery of the donated supplies on Monday.