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August 06, 2013ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Scientific Games announced that employees at the Company's Global Technology Center of Excellence in Alpharetta donated nearly 5,000 school supply items to United Way of Forsyth County as part of a Stuff the Bus event to benefit students in local schools.
After gathering school supplies throughout the month of July, Scientific Games employees spent a lunch hour recently loading their donations onto a Forsyth County Schools bus with boxes of notebooks, folders, pencils, crayons, calculators and other needed supplies filling every bus seat.
"United Way of Forsyth County truly appreciates the generosity of each and every Scientific Games employee who donated these much needed school supplies for students in our community," said Leigh Crow, Director, Resource Development, United Way of Forsyth County.
About 6.6 percent of Forsyth County residents live in poverty and 21 percent of students participate in the free and reduced lunch program in district schools.
"The need for assistance in our community is growing every day and we want to do what we can to help those who are struggling," Crow said. "However, we cannot do it alone."
This article appeared in the Aug. 7 issue of the Forsyth Herald.
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