More than 70 backpacks filled with new school supplies were donated and delivered to local schools by Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom employees. This is the third consecutive year that WCVT has coordinated the charitable backpack program. The program is coordinated by Tammy Field, administrative service supervisor for Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom.

According to Field, "The backpack program is very rewarding for me and gives our company the opportunity to help make a difference in the communities we serve. In addition to the company donating items, employees and customers have also made personal donations," said Field.

Field, who also coordinates the company's annual Giving Tree program, worked with local schools to help identify families needing assistance of school supplies for their children. Throughout the year, WCVT frequently collaborates with local nonprofits, schools and community organizations to provide important services in our local communities.