Galderma Donates 1,200 Backpacks Filled with School Supplies

Galderma and Northwest ISD's partnership has resulted in more than 6,000 backpack donations since 2016. Photo credit: Galderma

For the fifth consecutive year, Galderma donated backpacks filled with school supplies to Northwest ISD students in need. This year, Galderma donated 1,200 backpacks for students in grades Kindergarten through 12, for a total of 6,105 backpacks donated since 2016. Each backpack included all of the specific supplies requested by NISD schools. Galderma, based in Fort Worth, TX, has an extensive portfolio of skin health products for patients, consumers and health care professionals. While this is the fifth year that Galderma has distributed school supplies to NISD students, the 1,200 backpacks were distributed differently due to social distancing precautions required by the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of students and parents gathering in the gym at NISD's Hatfield Elementary School, masked Galderma and NISD employees staffed a "drive-thru" distribution in the school's parking lot. "COVID-19 has created economic pressures with layoffs and reduced working hours for many families locally," says Miles Harrison, president and general manager of Galderma U.S. "And, as we approach the start of a new school year, we know that many more parents will need help to get their students ready. We weren't going to let the pandemic stop us from supporting the families in our community as we have done for the past five years or interrupt our partnership with our local school district."

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