Brevard Local 1010

 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

For Immediate Release: August 5, 2016
MEDIA OPP: IUPAT Donates Backpacks to Harbor City Elementary

MELBOURNE, FLA. – On Monday, August 8, 2016, the Painters and Allied Trades Union (IUPAT) will be donating approximately 600 backpacks full of grade level supplies to the students at Harbor City Elementary on Monday, August 8, 2016. This donation is made possible through the PATCH (Painters and Allied Trades Children’s Hope) IUPAT Charity Fund, which chooses four areas within the United States and has local IUPAT members collect donations to support a hometown charity or organization. These donations are used to address literacy, education, childhood illnesses, emotional well-being, poverty and homelessness. The donation event, coordinated by school administration and representatives from the IUPAT communications department, is estimated at worth of $40,000. Thanks to this generous donation, students in grades VPK – sixth will receive the supplies and materials they need to have a successful school year. Students will be receiving their backpacks during registration on Monday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Parents and families were notified of the event ahead of time, so the students’ overjoyed faces should make for a great photo opportunity! To celebrate this recognition, board member, Karen Henderson and Debra Greco, IUPAT representative, will both be in attendance.

08/12/2016 Update to the PATCH can be viewed in the video. Please watch the presentation.

How Patch Works

Local IUPAT members collect donations for the PATCH Foundation and use those gifts to support a hometown charity or organization. These donations are used to address literacy, education, childhood illnesses, emotional well-being, poverty and homelessness. Click on the link above "How PATCH Works" to visit the IUPAT Website.

Brevard Local 1010 for PATCH

Brevard Local 1010 selected Harbor City Elementary for children to have the supplies they need to start the year off right. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) through its PATCH (Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope Foundation) fund in conjunction with District Council 78, Brevard Local 1010, donated 600 backpacks and the supplies for children at the school. Our main goal is to give backpacks and supplies to these kids, making sure that they have every item that the school requires. The union members came from the community, this is an opportunity for us to give back where we all originated at one time or another.

BPS PATCH Presentation (Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope Found)