For the students of West Des Moines, the 2018-2019 school year began Thursday, August 23. Rude Realty was excited to help students West Des Moines's Hillside Elementary School in need of school supplies, and we reached out to the community for assistance in meeting this goal.

On August 16 we announced our backpack drive on social media, and we are so grateful to have had people come alongside in providing the school with backpacks! 20 backpacks filled with essential school supplies were then delivered to the school on August 21. We met with Hillside's principal, Dr. Graham Jones, and look forward to working with him and the school again in the future.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the backpack drive! As a company we are committed to supporting the communities we live and work in, and we are so appreciative of others participating with us in this endeavor.