MaintenX Supports Student Success with Backpack Drive

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MaintenX employees make learning easier for students by donating 20 fully loaded backpacks to local schools.

MaintenX team members donated 20 full backpacks and $500 worth of additional supplies to students.

Kids should be concerned with mastering the topics they’re learning, not whether they can afford the right supplies.

MaintenX International knows the importance of having the right tools to complete a job. For some students, getting the tools of their trade – paper, pens, backpacks – can be a challenge. That’s why MaintenX employees participated in the recent “Backpacks of Hope” drive benefiting children at Tampa’s Metropolitan Ministries.

“If I had to grade our employees on their commitment to our community, I’d give them an A+,” said Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s VP of Business Development. “It’s great to know that more than 20 students will be ready and able to learn because of our team members’ generosity.”

For more than a month, employees filled donation bins in MaintenX’s Tampa headquarters with supplies ranging from USB drives and scientific calculators to pencil cases, crayons, colored pencils and much more! MaintenX also donated $500 worth of additional supplies.

“Kids should be concerned with mastering the topics they’re learning, not whether they can afford the right supplies,” said Schaphorst. “We’re glad we can give their families one less thing to worry about.”

Each summer, volunteers with Metropolitan Ministries help fill backpacks for local students in need. Metropolitan Ministries provides “Backpacks of Hope,” uniforms, and school supplies to more than 250 children in their care and more than 2,200 students throughout Tampa Bay.

For more than 40 years, MaintenX has been helping take care of facilities and the local community. Visit to learn more about MaintenX and the services they provide.

MaintenX International is a fully licensed, facilities repair company. As one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S., MaintenX has created a wide network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for their clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in an area, the company has established a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country for continued superior service for their clients. For more than 40 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

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