Freedom Mortgage donates $93,000 to USO through Rucksacks to Backpacks Campaign
For the 9th year of the Rucksacks to Backpacks campaign, Freedom Mortgage along with nearly 1,000 employees and business partners generously donated $93,000 – beating last year’s fundraising total. With Freedom Mortgage leading the way and working with local USO (United Service Organizations) centers across the country, we provided brand-new backpacks and school supplies to over 4,800 children of active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.
From July through August, we partnered with nine USO centers to organize 12 events to distribute supplies. At these events, families either hand-picked or drove up to receive a backpack and school supplies they needed to have a successful school year.
Rebecca Parkes, USO North East Regional Vice President, said, "Thank you to Freedom Mortgage for their commitment to the USO, their longstanding partnership, and for helping and bringing smiles to the faces of military children across the country as they prepare for school."
Freedom Mortgage supported military kids through the following USO Centers:
- USO Arizona
- USO Indiana
- Bob Hope USO
- USO of Greater Jacksonville
- USO of PA and Southern NJ
- USO Metro NY
- USO Metro Washington
- USO Central Ohio
- USO Dallas Fort Worth
We are proud to do our part to improve the lives of our military communities.