School supplies needed for “Fill My Ride” event – The Reporter

By Kimberly K. Fu

School may already have started, but that doesn’t mean that all students have everything they need for a successful academic year.

Which is where three Solano Business Network International (BNI) groups come in, as they’ve partnered to collect school supplies Aug. 25 and Aug. 27 during the “Fill My Ride” event. Items gathered from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Sam’s Club (1500 Helen Power Drive) and from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at Wal-Mart (1501 Helen Power Drive) will go to Suisun Elementary School, Markham Elementary School and the Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club.

The idea came on a whim, said Susan Schwartz, who oversees several BNI groups and volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club, but members were very excited to make it a reality.

“We’re really trying to show our community that BNI isn’t just about business. It’s about giving back to the community,” she said.

In the past, members also have participated in speed mentorships and other activities in support of youth.

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