Ally Financial distributed backpacks and school supplies to 600 Detroit-area students at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan’s annual “Be Fit for School” event, and stocked the Detroit Club’s library with 50 books on financial literacy topics and money skills.
Ally is also sponsoring the new Backpack Café program, which will allow Boys & Girls Clubs’ kids dealing with food-insecurity to take a backpack full of healthy food home with them each weekend. The donations were made in an effort to provide local kids with the support they need as they start the new school year.
“Ally is proud to once again be supporting Detroit children with school supplies as they head back to school, and also sponsoring an innovative new program that provides food for kids over the weekend when they are away from school lunches and after school program snacks,” said Gina Proia, Ally chief communications officer and head of corporate citizenship. “We are pleased to join with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan to encourage Detroit students in their educational endeavors and remind them that they are supported by a community that cares.”
Ally is sponsoring Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan’s new Backpack Café program, which will begin this October.