Who doesn’t remember the smell of opening a fresh box of crayons, sharpening new pencils or choosing folders with cute puppies or favored superheroes?
Our Colleagues are helping bring some of those memories to life for children at our partner school, Buchanan Elementary. This week, we’re sponsoring a school supply drive to ensure our students have what they need to learn when school resumes Monday.
Bins are filling with reams of wide-ruled paper, boxes of no. 2 pencils and cartons of tissues. Monetary donations also are rolling in.
Most of the students at Buchanan qualify for the free and reduced lunch program, and their families cannot afford to provide the supplies the children need. So Colleagues are filling the gap.
The supply drive is one of our monthly charity day activities in which Colleagues donate at least $2 per month for the privilege of wearing Company T-shirts each Friday. For this drive, many Colleagues go far beyond the $2 per person to help ensure the students have what they need to make learning fun.
How do you support back to school efforts in your community?