Security Professionals Help Prepare Children for School at Mission 500’s Florida Backpack Event

Boynton Beach, FL (August 15, 2017) – Building on the success of previous projects to provide school supplies to children in need, Mission 500 is holding a “Back to School Backpack Blast ” event at Crosspointe Elementary School in Boynton Beach, Florida. Various security industry companies will be working in unity to assemble backpacks and supplies. With the support of COPS Monitoring and ALAS (Latin American Security Association), Mission 500 will be donating 600 backpacks filled with essential supplies to the school. The assembly on August 10 will take place from 9:00AM – 12:00PM. Official sponsor of the backpack event is COPS Monitoring. On August 16, the backpacks will be distributed to students from 10:30AM – 1:30PM, giving the sponsoring companies and industry volunteers an opportunity to meet and interact with the students. Press and media are welcome to attend.

“The school supplies programs are a great example of what industry teams and our sponsoring partners can accomplish together,” said Jeff Eichenlaub, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Mission 500. “The security industry is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children in crisis, and we are grateful for all the support we’ve received to help us pursue that goal.” We appreciate COPS leading the way as a primary sponsor for 3 years, demonstrating long-term commitment to the students.

“Ensuring that children have the supplies they need for school removes one more potential barrier to learning,” observed Courtney Roper, Parent Liaison of Crosspointe Elementary School. “The teams from Mission 500 treat all of our children with respect, and it is a pleasure to see their excitement first hand.”

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For more information on how you or your organization can help, contact Jeff Eichenlaub at, or call 631-219-8728.
About Mission 500
 Mission 500 is a nonprofit organization that works closely with the security industry to serve the needs of children and communities in crisis. Mission 500’s primary goal was to focus security industry efforts on sponsoring more than 500 children through partner nonprofit charities. Through corporate sponsorships and donors, this volunteer-driven initiative is now sponsoring more than 1,100+ children, has generated more than $4 million in cash, product and service donations, 27,000+ meals, and distributed more than 11,000 book bags filled with school supplies to students attending Title One schools. For more information on individual or corporate contributions, volunteering and sponsorships, please visit or contact Jeff Eichenlaub at