Christiansburg Primary School "Backpack" program gets boost - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Christiansburg Primary School "Backpack" program gets boost

Posted: Updated:
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA -

A local credit union chips in to help students from low-income families.

MemberOne Federal Credit Union donated more than $1,300 to Christiansburg Primary School for the "Backpack" program.

Every Friday, some students take home a bag full of healthy snacks to help them get through the weekend.

The money raised will be able to help the program through November.

"I see the kids here at school and who takes home the backpacks and some kids look forward and say oh today's Friday and they get to take a backpack home so they get excited about that," said Crystal Fentress, Program Coordinator.

You can help by donating directly to Christiansburg Primary School.

  • 3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect

    3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:53 AM EDT2014-08-01 05:53:24 GMT
    A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.
    A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip went into effect Friday following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting that killed 17 Palestinians and five Israeli soldiers.
  • Giraffe collides with overhead bridge, killed during transport

    Giraffe collides with overhead bridge, killed during transport

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:13:30 GMT
    An animal cruelty group plans to investigate the death of a giraffe during transport in South Africa. 
    An animal cruelty group plans to investigate the death of a giraffe during transport in South Africa. 
  • Kleenex alert: Canadian bank gives customers surprise gifts

    Kleenex alert: Canadian bank gives customers surprise gifts

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:21:01 GMT

    Listen up, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Sun Trust: A Canadian bank surprised several longtime customers with touching and lovely gifts.


    Listen up, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Sun Trust: A Canadian bank surprised several longtime customers with touching and lovely gifts.


Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.