TSYS Gives 2,404 Backpacks to United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley

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TSYS Gives 2,404 Backpacks to United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley

Backpacks stuffed with school supplies will be given to children in the community with the greatest need.

TSYS Chairman and CEO Troy Woods thanks TSYS team members for their efforts to help children in the Chattahoochee Valley succeed at school by collecting backpacks and school supplies.

TSYS Chairman and CEO Troy Woods thanks TSYS team members for their efforts to help children in the Chattahoochee Valley succeed at school by collecting backpacks and school supplies.

TSYS team members in Columbus collected 2,404 backpacks stuffed with school supplies for the 2016 United Way Stuff the Bus school supply drive, doubling the goal of 1,200. The backpacks will be given to children in the community with the greatest need.

“None of this is possible without all of you,” Erica Walker said at the July celebration when the totals were revealed.

United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley President and CEO Scott Ferguson thanked TSYS, saying, “You change lives. I just can’t say thank you enough. It’s all about handing a kindergartner or first grader a backpack and helping them feel good about school.”

TSYS team members in Columbus collected 2,404 backpacks stuffed with school supplies during the 2016 Stuff the Bus school supply drive.

TSYS team members in Columbus collected 2,404 backpacks stuffed with school supplies during the 2016 Stuff the Bus school supply drive.

For TSYS Senior EVP and CIO Patty Watson, this year’s Stuff the Bus competition reminded her how special TSYS is. “This is why I love TSYS. This is why I came to TSYS,” she said. “This demonstrates what’s right and good about our people and our community. We must always remember to love and take care of each other.”

TSYS Senior EVP and President North America Services Bill Pruett said: “Without you, this initiative would go nowhere,” he said. “A lot of people have given their money, their time and their love to give these children some esteem on the first day of school.”

TSYS Chairman and CEO Troy Woods ended the celebration with thanks. “Is there any doubt in anyone’s mind why we’ve won the Civic 50 three times in a row?” he asked.

In 2015, TSYS team members donated 1,173 backpacks, a contribution that was valued at $35,190.

Congratulations TSYS!