FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 1, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
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The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and Supporting Businesses Collect Supplies for Educators and Students
Fort Myers, FL (July 1, 2020) – The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is holding its annual Back to School Supply Drive from June 25th – August 5th at several participating locations throughout Lee County and at the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Donations will benefit the Foundation’s Education Resource Center which provides Lee County School District educators access to new and reusable classroom supplies at no cost. During this uncertain time we want to ensure that educators and students have the necessary tools to succeed.
Suggested donations include notebook paper, pens, #2 pencils, crayons, glue sticks, rulers, notebooks, three-ring binders, scissors, and backpacks. The Foundation wants to thank all the participating community and business partners for giving back and supporting our educators and students.
Donations can be made online by purchasing a backpack kit full of supplies at:
Below are the participating DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
- Aubuchon Homes (Cape Coral)
- Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group (Cape Coral & Fort Myers)
- B&I Contractors
- Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands
- Estero Chamber of Commerce
- First 1 Bank (Fort Myers)
- Florida Title One, LLC
- Fred’s Award World
- Gates Construction
- Harbour Insurance
- Staples (Cypress Lake Store)
Participating NON DROP-OFF Locations
- Busey Bank (Fort Myers & Cape Coral)
- Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce
- Markham, Norton, Mosteller, Wright & Co., P.A.
- Nova SouthEastern University (Fort Myers Campus)
- Porto Fino Dental
- RG Architects
“Our teachers do an excellent job of engaging our students in learning and preparing them for their futures as productive citizens, however, if a student does not have the tools necessary to succeed, then learning at the highest level cannot take place,” said Marshall T. Bower, President & CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. “With 75% of our students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, the need is very high in our school district and this supply drive helps to ensure that all students come to school prepared to learn.
For additional information on how you can get involved, please contact Brittany Carroll:
(239) 337-0433 or email Brittany@LeeSchoolFoundation.org.
About The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools: The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is a private, 501(c)3 organization established in 1986. Its mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources, and experiences made possible through corporate, individual, and educational partnerships. The Foundation is rated Platinum organization by Guide Star. Find us online at www.leeschoolfoundation.org, on Twitter @FoundationLCPS, and on Facebook.
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