Midwest Recycling donated hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies to the “We Got Your Back” campaign, just days ahead of the start of the new school year.

Midwest Recycling donated 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to the “We Got Your Back” campaign.

“We are always looking for local companies and charities to team up with and serve those most in need” said Abe Hachem, president and CEO of Midwest Recycling.

The Inkster-based company recently donated the needed items to Educare Student Services Students Services annual “We Got Your Back” Backpack program.

EduCare is continuing the tradition of providing free school supplies and hygiene items to students of less fortunate families. “We got your back” drive aims to help students be well-equipped and prepared for school which will not only helps improve kids’ self-esteem but also makes them more excited about school and learning.

“Our drive will benefit four (4) different communities: Detroit, Dearborn, Inkster, and Redford,” said Hussein Hachem, founder of Educare. “Our drive wouldn’t be possible without the help of many individuals & companies such as Midwest Recycling.”

Although the current drive ends on September 2nd, the fundraising efforts continue year round. You can find out more at www.educaremi.com.

Midwest Recycling is also continuing its donations to other organizations around Metro Detroit. An additional 40 backpacks will be donated to Kiwanis Club of Dearborn Heights and the Salvation Army TODAY, August 25th.

The backpacks will be distributed at the Dearborn Heights Salvation Army located at 26700 West Warren St. in Dearborn Heights from 10:00a.m. – 12 noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00p.m. The contact on-site at this donation location is Colleen Dahl, Director of Christian Community Services Salvation Army-Dearborn Heights Citadel. Colleen can be reached at (313) 563-4457.

Midwest Recycling will also donate 100 backpacks to the LAHC-Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities. The LAHC-Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities has been donating backpacks and school supplies over the last 8 years. This year alone they will donate more than 1,200 backpacks filled with school supplies and 2000 books.

The donation will kick-off the school year and is currently scheduled for the second week of September. The donations will be made to Salina School in Dearborn and the Hamilton Academy in Detroit. The contact the LAHC-Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities donation is Wassim Mahfouz. Wassim can be reached at (313) 846-8480.

The Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers (AFPD) will also receive 100 backpacks from Midwest Recycling. AFPD The Voice of Independent Retailers, the voice of the Independent Retailers, will distribute the backpacks to Keys Grace Academy, located in Madison Heights. KEYS GRACE Academy will distribute their donation the first week of September. The charter school is the first of its kind in the U.S. to offer an educational program that combines both American and Chaldean/Assyrian/Syriac cultures. For more information, please contact is Nathan Kalasho, president of Keys Management Company at (248) 866-8212.

Midwest Recycling will also donate 50 backpacks to Kids in Distress Services (KIDS). Kids In Distress Services is located in St. Clair and provides services to underprivileged and displaced children in the surrounding areas. In 2014 alone, KIDS helped over 16,000 children from the communities they service. The donation will take place on-site at 1114 South 7th Street, during the 4th week of September. For more information on this donation, please contact Christie Burke at (810) 326-4505.