Hundreds of Davenport kids have extra school supplies to help them get through the rest of the year.

UnitedHealthcare donated thousands of items to Fillmore and Hayes Elementary Schools on Friday, Sept. 14.

Even though the school year has been in session for a few weeks, this addresses the unexpected needs that have come up for students and staff. 

UnitedHealthcare Vice President Katie Bonner said, “Schools knew what the needs were and we looked for areas to me those needs where there was the highest need for us to invest.”

For Fillmore’s principal, this donation is making sure student are well-stocked and eases a burden on teachers. 

“Teachers won’t have to now buy things out of their pocket  to ensure that we have what we need for students for their daily learning success, and as well, you saw our students are so excited to get these and to have these items, and they may even have a couple things that they can take home to then further their learning at home,” said Fillmore Elementary School principal Mandie Bollman.

When speaking with Local Four News, Bollman said all 420 of her students including preschools will get supplies.

Bonner also told Local Four News, this is part of an effort to focus on providing an all-around healthier. With supplies, it helps students to focus on their education.

She added this is part of an effort by UnitedHealthcare to invest in education, which includes other donations of winter clothing and playground equipment.