CSI Academy of Florida’s managing partners, Tom and Phyllis Sperring
and Robert Rush recently assisted the Gainesville Police Department's
Operation Backpack—a charity event established to help local kids.
The Sperrings and Mr. Rush donated $1,500 to the cause and are happy to
play a role in something that will impact the lives of so many children
in need throughout the Greater Duval Area.
About Operation Backpack
Operation Backpack was started as a way to give school supplies to children
in the Duval Area.
135 children from financially struggling families have been selected to
receive new backpacks filled with school supplies. These children and their families who don’t
have the means to buy simple things—like crayons, scissors, glue,
composition books, and pencils—will be hand delivered a backpack
filled with supplies for the new school year.
Our Managing Partners Care About Our Community
Tom, Phyllis, and Robert's generous donation will be used to supply
these children with brand new backpacks and supplies, giving them the
tools they need to have another successful year in school. Many of these
kids will be attending a new or different school this year and so these
simple gifts will give them a restored sense of confidence and the eagerness
as they prepare to return to school. Every child deserves the chance to
The Gainesville Police Department continues to provide this type of support
with the Greater Duval Neighborhood Revitalization, which is designed
to create programs that will improve the community and lives of local children.