Area Teens Donate Backpacks To West Palm School

Western communities teens Alex Ng, Andre Ferreira and Devin Wallace recently made their sixth annual backpack donation to Pleasant City Elementary School in West Palm Beach.

The trio visited Pleasant City in December 2006 with toys for the children during the holidays and saw many of the children carrying their books in plastic Publix shopping bags and felt a need to help. They spent the summer of 2007 collecting backpacks for the school and thus started an annual project. The three collected backpacks every year together while they attended Crestwood Middle School but parted ways when Ng went on to the pre-vet program at Wellington High School and Ferreira and Wallace headed to Royal Palm Beach’s medical program. But that did not stop them. The trio managed to keep in touch and still manage to help collect backpacks with help from schoolmates each year.

This year a special thanks goes out to the Tivoli Reserve Community. The community gathered together and helped collect boxes of school supplies to put into the donated backpacks.

 ABOVE: Alex Ng, Andre Ferreira and Devin Wallace.