PHILADELPHIA - With thousands of children on their way back to school, many without basic tools such as pens, pencils and notebooks, employees of Axalta Coating Systems organized a school supply drive at the company’s North American headquarters in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. The drive took place over a three-week period in July and August. Employees donated hundreds of items including notebooks, rulers, calculators and more.

Axalta partnered with City Team, a nonprofit in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, focused on meeting the needs of the less fortunate in the community, to help future scientists, teachers, business leaders and more return to school prepared with the essentials. City Team and its force of volunteers sorted, placed items into backpacks, and distributed them to families at its annual Backpack Day collection event in Chester, Pennsylvania, on August 27.