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Morning Pointe to Stuff Backpacks for Back to School Drive

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Morning Pointe of Louisville announces a back to school drive through the end of July. Community members are invited to drop off supplies, such as backpacks, crayons, pencils, paper, notepads and other school list items at the senior living and memory care community, located at 4711 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy in Louisville.

Items collected will be donated to students in the Down Syndrome Association of Louisville's Summer Enrichment Program as they prepare for another school year this August.

"It means so much to our residents and associates that students get off to a good start as they go back to school," says Will Otis, executive director at Morning Pointe. "Education is meaningful for many of our seniors -- some of whom were teachers themselves. They want nothing more than for these children to have everything they need to learn."

But acts of kindness are nothing new for the residents. As part of the life enrichment and Meaningful Day™ programs, Morning Pointe is partnering with local organizations to pay it forward, and giving residents the opportunity to put their lifelong talents and crafts to use for the greater good. The yearlong community service campaign, called "Make Your Mark," is a company-wide volunteer effort to give back 20,000 hours of community service in 2017. 

Photo: Jewel Dailey and Jacqueline "Jackie" Cothren, Morning Pointe of Louisville (KY) residents, are preparing a station for the back to school drive at the senior living and memory care community.