“Tools for Schools” Donation Program Helped Provide More than $100,000 in School Supplies

March 4, 2014

United Way of Broward County partnered with Publix Super Markets and Suddath Relocation Systems to distribute more than $100,000 worth of much needed school supplies to local Broward County public elementary schools on Saturday, March 1st.  The school supply distribution was part of the United Way of Broward County’s annual “Tools for Schools” donation program.  United Way invited 135 schools to pick up supplies. Kathleen Cannon, President & CEO of United Way of Broward County, Richard Rhoads, Regional Director of Publix Super Markets and Jim McDonald, President of Suddath Relocation Systems – South Florida Region were on hand at Suddath, who graciously stored the items and hosted the event.

“We are so thankful to Publix Super Markets and their good-hearted shoppers who continue to help fund our annual “Tools for Schools” donation program,” said Kathleen Cannon, President & CEO of United Way of Broward County.  “The replenishment of these supplies is so important to our local schools whose inventories tend to dwindle by mid-year.”

As part of the program, Publix Super Markets collected over $100,000 from generous shoppers during a one-month period and donated the funds to United Way of Broward County.  Using the funds, United Way purchased more than 24,000 notebooks, 20,000 crayons, 30,000 pencils, 17,000 folders, 15,000 pens and cases of glue, scissors, markers, highlighters and colored pencils that were donated to the local schools.
      
About United Way of Broward County
United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization servicing Broward County for 75 years. United Way of Broward County mission is to focus and unite the entire community to create significant lasting change in the impact areas of Education, Income and Health, the building blocks for a better life, which positively impacts people’s lives. United Way of Broward County is the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayBroward.org.
 

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