Page 1 Supports Local School Drive Through The Action Center
Last week Page 1 participated in the Action Center's annual local school supply drive. This drive brings businesses and families together in support of local students and schools in need of assistance. The Action Center received donated school supplies and items from companies, organizations and individuals throughout Jefferson County for the upcoming school year. This year they helped more than 5,100 low-income children, donating much needed school supplies.
With the help of our community event coordinator, John Lambertson, a contest was organized. Page 1 was split up into the Gold Team and the Blue Team and the race was on! Employees were told to buy items in many different categories, from paper and pencils to markers and backpacks. And the winning team was...Gold!
Here are a few numbers of what Page 1 collected:
- 1,176 crayons
- 594 colored pencils and markers
- 560 pens and pencils
- 164 spiral notebooks and packs of paper
- 73 glue sticks and bottles of glue
- 11 backpacks
Not only did Page 1 donate school items, but we also volunteered our time to help inventory, organize and distribute these school supplies to the families and children in need. Some employees even brought their families and friends along to help. We had 13 people cover 9 shifts this year, pre-packing and distributing for the Action Center. One of our SEO Specialists', Tammy Smith, daughter was even featured in a Denver Post article.
(Allison Miller, one of our writers, sorting through notebooks.)
Shannon Montoya, Director of Account Services, was one of the people to volunteer her time to take our donations to Wheat Ridge Middle School, where she and many others packed up backpacks and distributed supplies to lines of children. "There were so many families that came through there and I can't tell you how touched they were that people actually cared and were offering support for them," she said. "There were a lot of happy, smiling faces...when the kids were walking out with brand new backpacks and all the supplies they needed to get started on the right track!"
Thank you to everyone who donated supplies and volunteered your time to help these schools and children.
If you would like to help the Action Center, they are always accepting school donations throughout the year. They are already collecting for next year! Learn about all the ways you can donate to the Action Center.
~ By Kelly Matsudaria, Marketing Communications Specialist