As part of Union’s ongoing Feel Good Friday campaign, Elizabeth Bentley, EVP, Chief Retail Officer of Union, speaks with “Virginia This Morning” co-host Bill Bevins in this video about the bank’s recent school supply drive to benefit the Peter Paul Development Center. Joining them is Danielle Ripperton, Director of Development for the Center.
A Better Community, One Child at a Time
When Union teammates were exploring ways to help local children with back-to-school supplies, the answer was just a few miles away. The Peter Paul Development Center is located near the bank’s headquarters in downtown Richmond and is working tirelessly to build a better community – one child at a time.
Setting Up Kids for Success
Founded in 1979, the Peter Paul Development Center is the oldest community center in Richmond’s East End, which is characterized by the highest concentration of poverty in the city. The average household income here is under $15,500, and nearly half of residents over age 25 have not completed high school. Through its flagship Youth Program, the Center helps students ages 7 to 18 achieve success in school and prepares them for life after high school graduation. Over 80 bags of school supplies donated by Richmond-area Union teammates will help in that endeavor.
“Community support is critical for Peter Paul to be able to deliver on its mission of service to the East End neighborhood,” said Danielle Ripperton, Peter Paul Development Center Director of Development. “As we work together with parents and schools to support student education, the supplies donated by Union Bank & Trust are vital. A prepared student is a successful student. Thank you for preparing our incredible students!”
Ninety-five percent of the operating funds for the Peter Paul Development Center come from donors – and gifts of any size make a big impact. Learn more about the Center and how your support is critical: