Energizing Your Future

ATC helps kids get back to school

The first day of school brings back memories of freshly waxed hallways, the smell of new books, the excitement of seeing friends and jitters about meeting new teachers. For some students, it can also mean coming to school unprepared because for their parents, paying rent or putting food on the table had to come before buying school supplies. For these students, the first day of school can be dreadful.

At American Transmission Co., we care about the families in our communities who need a little help sending their children back to school with the tools they need to be successful. Our employees participated in projects to help start the school year off right.

Our employees helped the Backpack Coalition of Milwaukee & Waukesha County set up for distribution day, when families would pick up about 1,500 new backpacks filled with supplies.

We answered phones during the WISN-TV Class Act School Drive to benefit The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County’s backpack initiative, raising $9,200 of their $50,000 goal during our shift.

In Green Bay, Wis., our employees volunteered at the Service League of Green Bay Back-to-School Store.

We collected school supplies to donate to Community Action Coalition for Southern Wisconsin and School Success in Kingsford, Mich.

We are proud of our employees’ contributions to help students in their communities start the school year with the supplies they need so they can focus on learning and building positive relationships.