More Than $14,000 Worth of Supplies Raised to Support Local Teachers

Natalie Horowitz
June 24, 2011

United Way of Broward County partnered with Broward College to provide Broward County teachers of Title 1 schools with much needed school supplies for the 2011 Day of Action. More than $14,000 worth of supplies were collected from May 1 - 31 and presented to the Broward Education Foundation and Charter Schools USA on United Way of Broward County’s official Day of Action, June 1, 2011.

“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 J. 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 $14,000 worth of supplies were presented to the Broward Education Foundation and Charter Schools USA at United Way of Broward County’s Ansin Building in downtown Fort Lauderdale. In attendance were:  United Way of Broward County President & CEO, Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D.; Broward College President, J. David Armstrong, Jr.; Broward Education Foundation President & CEO, Jorene Jameson; Charter Schools USA North Broward Academy of Excellence Principal, David McKnight and Second Grade Teacher, Jennifer Saul; Publix Super Markets Regional Director, Richard Rhodes and Community Relations Manager, Kimberly Jaeger; and Suddath Relocation Systems Business Development Manager, Jean Willey.

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, Suddath Relocation Systems and All States Office Supply. 

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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