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Sunday Breakfast Mission receives contribution from Navient Foundation to purchase school supplies

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Children at a local homeless shelter will have the uniforms and supplies they need for school this year. The materials are purchased by the Sunday Breakfast Mission, which this month received a $5,000 grant from the Navient Foundation to support the initiative.

“The support from the Navient Foundation has been so critical over the years to make sure that the homeless children who reside at Sunday Breakfast Mission are able to attain the best education possible because they have the necessary uniforms,” said Rev. Tom Laymon, president and CEO and senior pastor, Sunday Breakfast Mission. “This is an enormous help to the Mission, the mothers and especially the children, who don’t have to feel embarrassed because their family is going through hard times.”

Navient is the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, headquartered in Wilmington, Del. The Navient Foundation is the philanthropic fund sponsored by the company.

“We are pleased to support the Sunday Breakfast Mission and their tireless dedication to the community,” said Sheila Ryan-Macie, senior vice president, Navient. “We are grateful the organization is able to lend a helping hand to so many of those in need in our community.”

Throughout the years and several locations, the Mission has provided food and shelter for homeless citizens in Delaware. In 2013, more than 70,000 nights of shelter were provided. In 2014, the Mission served nearly 325,000 meals.

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About Navient

As the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, Navient (Nasdaq:NAVI) helps customers navigate the path to financial success. Servicing more than $300 billion in student loans, the company supports the educational and economic achievements of more than 12 million Americans. A growing number of government and higher education clients rely on Navient for proven solutions to meet their financial goals. Learn more at navient.com.

Contact: Nikki Lavoie, 302-283-4057, nikki.lavoie@navient.com

Source:Navient Corporation