Shipbuilders Support Students

Published September 7, 2022

Newport News Shipbuilding’s annual School Tools Drive supported over 4,000 under-resourced students across Hampton Roads. This year, NNS employees collected over 36,000 school supplies.

“Thank you to all the shipbuilders who donated to our annual School Tools Drive. With overwhelming support, we collected over 36,000 school supplies to help local students get off to a great start for the school year. This is a 44% increase from our drive last year,” said Gary Artybridge, manager of Community Relations. “Also, special thanks to our shipbuilders who went the extra mile to help track, organize and deliver the school supplies to the agencies.”

Donated school supplies were distributed via social services agencies in Newport News, Hampton and York/Poquoson, as well as local Boys & Girls Clubs and ForKids Inc.