Lipman Family Farms Hosts Run for Backpacks 5K, Raises $21,000
- by Jordan Okumura
IMMOKALEE, FL - With sponsorships and upwards of 200 registrations, Lipman Family Farms was able to successfully raise $21,000 to benefit students through its fifth annual participation in a “Run for Backpacks” 5K and Junior Fun Run.
“Our ‘Run for Backpacks’ 5K is my favorite event of the year because it’s such a meaningful way to give back to children and families right here in our community,” said Jaime Weisinger, Community Relations Director for Lipman and Board Chairman for Lipman Family Foundation, according to a release.
The funds are enough to purchase nearly 1,200 backpacks filled with school supplies for local students, the company said, with the help of more than 25 local sponsoring organizations. Some of those included:
- Bronco Packaging
- Gargiulo, Inc.
- Intergro, Inc.
- Baker Hostetler Law Firm
- Rinker Systems
- Salazar Machine Steel
- Salee Productions
- Howard Fertilizer
- Henderson Franklin
- Insurance Company of America
- First Florida Integrity Bank
The successful event is one that Weisinger expressed the company would happily continue. “Encouraging education and healthy lifestyles is very important to us, and we hope to serve even more children in the coming years,” he finished.
The backpack giveaway will be hosted on August 6th, helping ensure that children have what they need in time for the start of the school year.