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Southern Glazer’s Donates 3,000 Backpacks with School Supplies to Children’s Home Society of Florida

- Back-to-school effort supports children in 20 counties across the state -

Friday, August 18, 2017 9:00 am EDT

#SGWS donated 3,000 backpacks with school supplies to @HelpFLKids #backtoschool #wedogood #givingback

MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company—today announced that it has donated 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS). The backpack drive was sponsored by Southern Glazer’s Florida-based VolunCheers organization comprised of employees who held packing events at company facilities in Miramar, Lakeland, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando and Palm Beach. Southern Glazer’s also hosted children of CHS at its Miramar and West Palm Beach locations for small parties where children were able to select their own backpacks. Backpacks were provided by JanSport at cost and school supplies by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Florida.

Kicking-off the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, the backpacks were distributed to children served by CHS in 20 counties across the state of Florida. This is the fourth year that Southern Glazer’s has participated in a back-to-school initiative supporting Children’s Home Society of Florida.

“Southern Glazer’s generosity makes a significant difference for students in our communities, as thousands of children are now better prepared for the new school year,” said Michael Shaver, President and CEO of Children’s Home Society of Florida. “We are grateful for their generosity and commitment to helping children in Florida realize their full potential.”

“Southern Glazer’s is passionate about giving back and helping those in need,” said Gene Sullivan, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Florida for Southern Glazer’s. “I’m so proud of our local VolunCheers who go above and beyond year after year to contribute their time and efforts to this meaningful cause.”

CHS serves more than 50,000 children and families throughout the state of Florida each year. To learn more, visit

VolunCheers is a unique Southern Glazer’s volunteer program created to encourage employees to donate their time, resources, and talent in support of local non-profit organizations, schools and community based programs.

About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at

About Children's Home Society of Florida

On the front lines since 1902, Children’s Home Society of Florida is the oldest and largest statewide organization devoted to helping children and families. Children’s Home Society of Florida serves more than 50,000 children and family members each year. More:

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Southern Glazer’s employees in Miramar donated backpacks as part of a state-wide program to provide school supplies to children served by Children’s Home Society of Florida in 20 counties across the state. (Photo: Business Wire)
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