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Optics company employees donate $1,000 to backpack program

Leupold and Stevens donation goes to Beaverton High School students


The city of Beaverton received a charitable donation of a $1,000 from employees of Leupold and Stevens Inc. for the city and radio station KUIK-sponsored Backpack for Kids fundraiser.

The city and KUIK teamed up to help local families in need of school supplies and new backpacks. Leupold and Stevens, a Northwest Greenbrier Parkway-based manufacturer of telescopic sights, red dot sights, spotting scopes, and binoculars, has a donation committee in which employees work on fundraisers throughout the year. Employees raise funds and direct charitable donations to worthy causes.

The $1,000 donation will go directly to Beaverton High School and help cover costs for school supplies.

“I’d like to extend my gratitude to the employees of Leupold and Stevens for their generous donation,” said Anne Erwin, Beaverton High School principal. “This donation will help cover costs for notebooks, backpacks, computer thumb drives, and other supplies that are crucial to a students’ academic success. We’re so fortunate that the city and local businesses care so much about our students."

The Backpack for Kids Fundraiser received a total of 125 school supplies including, binders, bottles of glue, coloring pencils, crayons, erasers, folders, glue sticks, highlighters, markers, notebooks, notecards, paper, paper clips, pencils, pens, and rulers.

For more information about Backpacks for Kids, call Holly Thompson at 503-526-2658 or KUIK at 503-640-1360.




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