The Rob Murphy Foundation Returns to Bagley Elementary for "The Gift of Sharing" Food Drive

The Rob Murphy Foundation has partnered with Bagley Elementary School to host the second annual food drive, “The Gift of Sharing.”  The event will take place Friday, December 18, from 10am to 2pm at the elementary school. 

Volunteers will work with a group of students to make holiday cards and pack food boxes for 25 neighborhood senior citizens that have been identified as being in need of additional assistance with access to food. In addition, packages will also be created for 45 families from Bagley Elementary.  When the families arrive to pick up the boxes, volunteers will greet them and assist in carrying them to their vehicles. 

The Rob Murphy Foundation was created in 2014 by Detroit native and current Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball head coach Rob Murphy with a clear vision: every child needs opportunity.  The mission of the Rob Murphy Foundation is to provide support and opportunities for youth in under-served areas, so that through education, health awareness, and community involvement, today and tomorrow's youth may experience the positive impact of their interaction with this foundation.

Rob Murphy enters his fifth year as Head Coach of Eastern Michigan University’s men’s basketball team and has reached a number of milestones including a key road victory over the University of Michigan last season. During his inaugural season of 2011-12, Murphy led EMU to its first-ever MAC West Division Championship, and was named MAC Coach of the Year as well as Co-Coach of the Year in the NCAA District 14 Division I ranks by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). 

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