Provident Loan Society of New York Giving Away Free Back to School Packets at Every NYC Branch

The not-for-profit lending organization, Provident Loan Society of New York, is giving away back-to-school supplies at every NYC loan office throughout the month of September.

Back-to-school time can add some serious expenses to the monthly family budget. A survey from Deloitte found that households throughout New York spend an average of $513 on back-to-school supplies like pens and notebooks.

“We know many families in our community face financial challenges when it comes to getting school supplies for their children,” said Isaac Rodriguez, CEO of Provident Loan Society. “We see it in our loan offices - parents asking if they can have extra pens or calculators to give to their kids for school. We’re all in this together. This is one of the ways we can help our community.”

Parents don't need to be a customer to get a free back-to-school packet. They can simply walk into any Provident Loan Society branch, sign up for their mailing list and ask for a free back-to-school packet.

Provident Loan Society has loan offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. School supplies include a calculator, pen, pencil, eraser, ruler and pencil case.

As one of the country’s oldest lending institutions and only not-for-profit pawn shop, Provident Loan Society of New York has focused its mission on providing financial help to New Yorkers since 1894.

“Provident Loan Society wants to give back in a way that is helpful for all. It's in the fabric of our DNA,” said Rodriguez. “In October, we will be sponsoring a Halloween street festival in the Bronx, that gives away healthy snack alternatives. During Fleet Week, we gave away shirts and bags to members of the military.”

Parents who want to learn more can click here to go to our events page.

About Provident Loan Society of New York

Founded in 1894, Provident Loan Society of New York offers quick loans of up to $100,000 collateralized by your gold and diamond jewelry, fine watches, and silverware. Their interest rates are comparable to credit cards, and as a non-profit they’re about half the cost of a commercial pawnshop.

Parents can get their free back-to-school packets at any of the following locations, between 9am-4pm Monday-Friday, while supplies last.

Manhattan-Flatiron District
346 Park Avenue South
(Corner of E. 25th Street)
New York, NY 10010

Manhattan-Upper East Side
180 E. 72nd Street
(Near 3rd Avenue)
New York, NY 10021

2573 Decatur Avenue
(Off Fordham Road)
Bronx, NY 10458

7804 Fifth Avenue
(Bay Ridge Area)
Brooklyn, NY 11209

136-48 39th Avenue
(Near Main Street)
Flushing, NY 11354

Source: Provident Loan Society of New York


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