Pegasystems Employees Help Homeless Children Get Ready for School


Pegasystems (Cambridge) has held summer backpack drives since 2004 to help children in need have the tools they need to be ready for school. This year, School on Wheels of Massachusetts was fortunate to be chosen as the recipient of their school supply drive for a second year in a row. For children impacted by homelessness, with so little to call their own, a new backpack is a treasured gift.  Pegasystems' generous staff and goodwill allow students who have lost their homes to have the same quality supplies as their peers to start the school year.  

More than 100 Pega employees lovingly filled high quality new backpacks with everything our students need to go back to school, including calculators, notebooks, binders, highlighters, new books and a fresh start.

This year we received:

  • 178 high quality backpacks filled with high quality school supplies
  • 50 state-of-the-art calculators 
  • Six laptops to help our college students register for classes and complete course assignments
  • One kindle for a tutoring site to encourage the love for reading

We are excited to announce that 125 backpacks that Pegasystems donated have been given to Rosie’s place, a women’s and children’s shelter in Boston. “It’s our hope that these donations will help to bring confidence and motivation to the students who receive them,” said Laura Starr-Houghton, who is the Senior Director of Pegasystems. 

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to Pegasystems' Charitable Works Team, their Charitable Works Committee, and all the wonderful employees and their families that put together this generous donation. Your investment in our students is life changing for them in so many wonderful ways! Your support allows our kids to know that they matter and so does their education.  Pegasystems ROCKS!!!

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