Sallie Mae Employees Donate School Supplies to Sunday Breakfast Mission

Company Donates Nearly 3,600 Items for Local Families

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 12:53 pm EDT

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NEWARK, Del.

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NASDAQ:
SLM
"By giving them these school supplies, we are offering encouragement, building their confidence, and motivating them to succeed."

NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boxfuls of backpacks, binders, and other school supplies were delivered to the Sunday Breakfast Mission in Wilmington today by employees of Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, which just completed a Back-to-School Supply Drive at its Newark headquarters. The company donated and collected nearly 3,600 items for local families.

“Thanks to the generous employees at Sallie Mae, we can assist more families to help their children get ready for the new school year,” said Tom Laymon, president and CEO of the Sunday Breakfast Mission. “By giving them these school supplies, we are offering encouragement, building their confidence, and motivating them to succeed.”

The Back-to-School Supply Drive marks the latest community outreach project for Sallie Mae employees in Delaware. The company, which employs more than 680 people in the state, also offers employees paid leave time to volunteer, and provides monetary contributions through its charitable foundation, The Sallie Mae Fund.

“We are dedicated to giving back in the communities where we live and work,” said Bonnie Beasley, senior vice president, Sallie Mae Bank, and president, The Sallie Mae Fund. “We hope these supplies will equip students with tools to achieve in the classroom and, ultimately, help them on their journey toward college.”

The Sunday Breakfast Mission provides shelter for homeless men, women, and children, plus a variety of other services, including meals and food boxes, long-term substance abuse programming, counseling, and free clothing and furniture for families in need. Its Career Education Center helps individuals learn to read, graduate from high school, and prepare for employment.

Sallie Mae has had a workforce presence in Delaware since 2008, and has been headquartered in Delaware since 2011.

For more information, visit SallieMae.com.

Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

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Sallie Mae employees sort thousands of school supplies the company collected and donated to the Sunday Breakfast Mission. (Photo: Business Wire)

Contact:

Sallie Mae
Ellen J. Roberts, 302-451-0428
ellen.roberts@salliemae.com