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U Save Auto Rentals Hosts 2nd Annual Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway

Established in 2013 as a home-based business, U Save Auto Rentals has expanded its fleet of rental cars. However, its slogan – “Saving U Time and Money Wherever the Road Leads” – remains the same.

For the past two years, however, Warren and April Ellis have been assisting many parents and guardians in saving money with their Annual Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway.

The most recent giveaway was held on Monday (Aug. 28) at the company’s new location in the former Coastline Construction Building opposite Abaco Print Shop on Queen Elizabeth Drive in Marsh Harbour.

Seventy five backpacks with supplies were allotted for primary school students, and another 75 for high school students. There were additional supplies set aside that were not in backpacks, so in total, approximately 250 students benefitted from the giveaway, April said.

All children who were present were organized into separate lines according to their grade levels, and each child received a free, signature U Save backpack outfitted with school supplies of books, folders, folder sheets, rulers, pencils, pencil cases, colored pencils, scissors, markers, sharpeners, erasers, Spanish-English dictionaries, glue and additional supplies like geometry sets for high school students.

The grill was fired up to provide hamburgers and hotdogs for the children as well as assorted chips, Capri Sun juices, water and sodas. Pastor Silbert Mills was there to provide a live remote for Radio Abaco, and a deejay provided entertainment.

“The first giveaway was not as publicized as this one, but we plan to do the giveaways every year as a way of giving back,” April explained. “We also choose the neediest kids to give haircuts to, and for the girls, hairstyles that include washing, treating and braiding.”

The giving didn’t end there, though.

April revealed that a teacher on Abaco was identified, and a contribution was given to them so that their class could be decorated and filled with school supplies. Year round, the Ellis’ also organize Easter basket giveaways and Christmas giveaways during the holiday season.

According to U Save’s Web site, Warren’s dream was always to own and operate a car rental company with April.  This humble young man was determined to provide rental cars at affordable rates while offering a hassle-free car rental experience that enables any licensed driver to rent one of their vehicles.

For more information on U Save Auto Rentals, the telephone contact is: 1(242)699-3346 or 1(2420367-0111. Visit their Web site at: https://www.usaveautorentalsbs.com.

About Canishka Alexander

Canishka Alexander was born in New Providence, but spent most of her childhood years on Abaco. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Abilene Christian University.

Although she has accomplished many things in life, her greatest accomplishment is being a mother to her four children. She loves God, her country and people of all cultures.

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