Students gathered at the Detroit Pistons Performance Center on Monday for a special back-to-school drive. The giveaway provided Detroit children with all the essentials — backpacks, folders, pens and a unique experience.
Kids were joined by the Pistons cheerleaders and Pistons mascot, Hooper. Amazon partnered with the Pistons to prepare students for the upcoming fall. Donations from Amazon's metro Detroit fulfillment centers fueled the event.
“Students are returning to class and some begin the school year at a disadvantage with inadequate or even zero school supplies,” said Amazon community connections leader Pariss Gray in a news release.
“Instead, we want to set them up for success, which is why we partnered with the Detroit Pistons to donate much-needed school supplies to underserved communities.”
With the school year less than a month away, this was the perfect preparation party for the kids.
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Pistons and Amazon partner to give back to Detroit students