United Way of Broward County and Broward College Take Action to Support Broward County Teachers

Natalie Horowitz
May 4, 2011

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – (May 4, 2011) – United Way of Broward County and Broward College are partnering to provide Broward County teachers with much needed school supplies for the 2011 Day of Action. Supplies will be collected until Friday, May 20 and will benefit the Broward Education Foundation and Charter Schools USA.

There are three ways to make a Day of Action donation: deliver supplies to any drop-off location, text United to 50555 to donation $10* or make a donation online at www.unitedwaybroward.org. All money raised will be used to purchase school supplies and will stay in Broward County. Donated items will be presented during the annual Day of Action on June 1, 2011 at United Way of Broward County.

“Many teachers invest hundreds of their own dollars into their classrooms, and we want to help!” stated Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., President & CEO of United Way of Broward County. “Donating to our Day of Action is a simple way to demonstrate how much we care about our teachers and the positive learning environment they create for our children.”

“Teachers enrich our lives and help us fulfill our dreams and aspirations,” said David Armstrong, Jr., Broward College President. “This is one small, symbolic, but meaningful way we at Broward College and United Way together can show them our support and appreciation.”

The Day of Action is sponsored by Broward College, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC, Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc., Publix Super Markets Charities, Memorial Healthcare System, Holman Automotive Group, Broward Health, Maroone and All States Office Supply.

*$10 will be added to your mobile phone bill/deducted from your prepaid account. Message and data rates may apply. Reply STOP to 50555 to stop. Full terms: mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy

Supplies drop-off locations include:
United Way of Broward County
Ansin Building
1300 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Broward College Central Campus
Lobby of Building 19
Admissions/Registration Bookstore
3501 Southwest Davie Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 201-6865

Broward College South Campus
Lobby of Library / Building 72
7200 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
(954) 201-8835

Broward College North Campus
Lobby of Library - Building 62
Broward College / North Regional Library
1100 Coconut Creek Boulevard
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
(954) 201-2600

Broward College Willis Holcombe Center (Downtown)
Lobby of Building 31
225 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954-201-7350

Suggested school supplies:
Printers
Paper (wide ruled)
Tissues
Erasers
Rulers
Scissors
Glue sticks
Paper clips
Tape Stickers
Bulletin board decorations
Gift certificates
Note pads
Sticky pads
Copy paper
Colored paper
Construction paper
Sharpie markers
Pencils & pens
Dry erase markers
Crayons
Coloring pencils
Hand sanitizer
Disinfectant wipes

About Day of Action
The Day of Action is a national event set by United Way Worldwide to promote volunteerism and community awareness. United Ways across the country will declare their intention to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways by mobilizing thousands of people around a common goal: advancing the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.

About United Way of Broward County
United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization servicing Broward County for more than 70 years. Its 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.

About Broward College
Broward College is the first and largest institution of higher education in Broward County, providing residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. Broward College has the second-largest enrollment among the 28 members of the Florida College System, serving more than 66,000 students annually. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.

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