Woodland Park, NJ (September 26, 2019) — As children head back to classrooms, FSR, a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of video products and infrastructure solutions for the Pro AV market, is once again helping to make sure that kids have the supplies they need to successfully complete projects for the school year ahead. As a dedicated supporter of the United Way of Passaic County’s ongoing “Backpacks 4 Kids” school program, recognized as the largest initiative of its kind in the region, FSR is looking to ensure that local students get much-needed supplies for class. Each year, FSR joins other local businesses and the United Way of Passaic County in filling 50 backpacks with classroom essentials, such as notebooks, erasers, pens, pencils, crayons, and more. In all, more than 1,300 students at schools and community organizations throughout Passaic County receive much-needed supplies.
The “Backpacks 4 Kids” mission is part of a greater United Way initiative and a combined effort between area businesses, that is dedicated to aiding students with the supplied they need to succeed as they back to school in the fall.
“FSR is extremely proud of our long-term commitment to the highly successful and important Backpacks 4 Kids program from the United Way of Passaic County,” says Jan Sandri, FSR’s president. “We can’t think of many things more important than helping kids have the tools they need to succeed in school. Having the right supplies for school is an essential part of the learning process. We are greatly dedicated to this initiative, having already marked our 10-year anniversary several years ago, and plan on remaining an active member of the program and supporting our local community for many years to come.”
“Without the support of local residents and businesses, such as FSR, we wouldn’t be able to continue our important mission of helping children obtain the proper tools for success,” said Yvonne Zuidema, CEO/President of the United Way of Passaic County.“We rely on the generous contributions and commitment of the Passaic County community to continue this program and it’s such an amazing feeling to know that each year we can rely on businesses, such as Jan Sandri and the team at FSR, for their continued support. The “Backpacks 4 Kids” initiative is an important one, and unique in helping children have the tools they need to thrive in the classroom.”
FSR manufactures audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, from its headquarters in Woodland Park, NJ.