NS GIVES BACK
Norfolk Southern and United Way of South Hampton Roads delivered 1,200 new books and 500 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to children at four elementary schools in Norfolk in 2018. The schools are affiliated with United for Children, a community of professionals passionate about removing barriers so that all children can succeed in school, in the workplace, and in life. A $20,000 grant from Norfolk Southern made the event possible.
The donations helped Pre-K to 5th-grade students excel at their STEM studies (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), increased early childhood literacy, and helped children develop a love of reading. The backpacks were filled with supplies, including pencils, pencil sharpeners, glue sticks, notebooks, and hygiene products.
The donated items were hand-delivered to the schools by representatives from Norfolk Southern and United for Children, who presented them to eager groups of children at PB Young, Sr. Elementary, Jacox Elementary, Chesterfield Elementary, and Tidewater Park Elementary.